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Developers Want To Build £7m of Houses and Flats

A FORMER school in Wanstead is to be demolished and 86 homes built on the site , if a £7m planning application succeeds.
Nightingale High School in Elmcroft Avenue was closed in 1987 because of falling pupil numbers.
Loughton based developers DJ Higgins has applied to Redbridge Council to build 29 three-bedroomed houses, 49 two-bedroomed houses and eight two bedroomed flats on the 3.7 acre site .
A spokesman at DJ Higgins Developments said construction work on the family homes would start in May or June this year if the company received consent.
The estimated total value of the properties was £7m and work would take two years to complete. Roding Ward Councillor HazelWeinberg commented : “ I am pleased to hear that something is finally moving on the matter”

Wanstead Youth Centre was the only tenant in the last few years but it vacated its accomadation in the sports hall in May last year.
Discussions about the use of the land included proposals to turn it into a sports and leisure centre or a theatre workshop.
It was even rumoured in 1986 that a motorway link road was planned across the site.
Residents in the area are being informed about the plans and a date for discussion at the Planning and Development Commitee has not yet been set .




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