On the 24th of December 1996 a planning application was submitted to Havering Council that proposed the conversion of a public house in a residential area of Harold Hill into a McDonald's 'drive thru'. The council placed a barely visible site notice on the Pub and sent letters notifying around 100 of nearest residents.
Angry residents immediately began a campaign to oppose the proposal. They did their own mailout to a further 1,200 homes, alerting them to the proposal and requesting support. A petition of over 1000 names has now been handed in to the mayor and the councils planning department have received over 300 letters of objection.
Local press and radio have covered the story.
Some of that coverage is available here.
For more info, or to get involved in the campaign, contact: |
Graham Jackson 01708 344134 or Alan Lewin 01708 347015
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