A protest was held outside of Gallows Corner Tesco on Saturday 4 September against the application plan to build 87 flats, five storey high, inside the supermarket car park grounds.
Protesters and local councillors joined forces to make their voices heard against this development that they feel would cause further congestion and additional problems to the area.
The Havering Daily featured a live feed of this protest where we witnessed angry protesters outside of the supermarket shouting, ‘We say no’ and local Harold Wood councillor Brian Eagling taking the lead to stand with his ward members to fight this possible development.
Ian Jacobs a local resident is leading the fight against this development and runs a facebook page entitled ‘Tesco car park development’. Ian is angry at the proposed build for many different reasons such as the additional congestion this would add to an area already heavily congested, the lack of school places and doctor availability, and also what living conditions would those living in these flats have overlooking a supermarket car park?
Another factor to take into account is with the heavy flooding we have seen this summer across the borough, what potential flood risks could there be?
Ian and his team of protesters are hoping a flood impact assessment is going to be carried out in relation to this proposed development.
He told the Havering Daily: “We are hoping a flood impact assessment has been carried out in relation to this development as naturally for some residents this is a very serious concern as they have been flooded previously and unfortunately this is a big worry in the area.”
Councillor Eagling alongside Councillor Darren Wise and Councillor Martin Goode have written a letter that they presented to the store manager in complaint of the proposed build. Councillor Eagling voiced his concerns and was clearly unhappy with this possible build.
Please see the Havering Daily facebook page to watch the live feed of this protest last Saturday.
“WE SAY NO!”