Objectors want Bounds Green flats planning process re-run
Homeowners in Bounds Green opposing a proposed block of flats want the council to re-run the “really poor” planning process.
Developer GSA Building Services has won planning permission from Haringey Council to demolish a house on Maidstone Road and build a three-storey block of apartments.
But John Waller, of Bounds Green and District Residents’ Association, says people living in the road and nearby streets had only two days to object to the proposal because of delays in publicising the application on the council’s website.
He wants the process re-run so that residents get a chance to have their say, despite the existing house already being demolished.
He said: “The drawings only went up online two days before the deadline and gave people little chance to put in objections.
“They also knocked down the existing building knowing that we, as an association, were challenging their decision, and the fact they went ahead with that was really poor.
“Our main hope now is to try and achieve a smaller building that has been given permission – it will cause parking problems and doesn’t fit in with the local area at all.”
The council should give people affected by planned buildings 21 days to lodge objections before any proposal goes to the planning committee.
In a statement, Haringey Council said: “There was a 21-day consultation period following receipt of the application on November 30 last year.
“There followed a 14-day consultation on the amended plans, which started on March 21 this year. An invite to planning committee was issued on May 4.
“The application went before committee on May 14 and was decided on its merits by members of the committee.”