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Issued: May 30, 2018
Town council opposes retirement home plans
Plans to build a development of 52 retirement apartments on part of the Tesco car park in Waltham Abbey are being opposed by tWaltham Abbey Town Council.
Councillors have objected to the proposals by retirement homebuilder McCarthy and Stone which wants to develop one acre of car park land off Sewardstone Road.
The sheltered housing scheme would take up 112 of the existing parking spaces for the supermarket.
The development would include 24 one-bedroom and 28 two-bedroom apartments, communal facilities such as a residents’ lounge as well as a guest suite, electric buggy store, house manager’s office and emergency call/alarm systems.
The proposal will also feature landscaped gardens for the residents.
The town council's planning and licensing sub-committee is objecting saying the proposed four-storey development is too high, encroaches on neighbouring properties and is out of keeping with the surrounding area.
A final decision will be taken by Epping Forest District Council.
Town council opposes homes plan for school site
Proposals to demolish the single-storey caretaker's house at Leverton Junior and Infants School and build three two-bedroom bungalows in its place are being opposed by Waltham Abbey Town Council.
The town council's planning and licensing committee has expressed concerns to Epping Forest District Council over the "far too narrow" access adding the entrance is too close to the schools' entrance creating potential safety issues for children and parents.
Councillors also say the site is not large enough to accommodate three properties.
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