A motion presented by the Independent Local Residents Group (ILRG) to support the NLP backed ’Village Green’ planning application for Abbs Cross/Hornchurch road in Essex was turned down at Havering Council’s Full Council on Wednesday evening.
National Liberal campaigner David Durant said “We expected Conservatives Councillors to oppose the application as they want to incorporate the land into Harrow Lodge Park and thus still allow them to sell the land in the future. We were disappointed however to see the RA’s abstaining on the vote. Given that this included a number of Hornchurch councillors, residents will be dismayed at their behaviour!
Fortunately this is a planning application and it will eventually go to a planning committee vote. We still hope to win that vote and save the green”.