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Highams Park - Exhibition of Tesco Plans

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Public exhibition of Tesco plans
3rd, 4th and 5th July 2008

The email below has been received from Tesco.

All residents of Highams Park are welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition (not just Forum members). The Tesco design team will be at the exhibition for all three days so that people can ask questions about the scheme.

The Forum would be very interested in your views of the proposal (both for and against). Please email us your thoughts via the "Contact us" link at the top of the page after you have seen the exhibition. Thanks.

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Dear Highams Park Forum Members,

Tesco Proposals in Highams Park

I am writing to you in your capacity as members of the Highams Park Forum. I wanted to let you know about our new proposals for Highams Park and invite you to attend a public exhibition of our plans.

The exhibition is being held on Thursday 3 July, 10 am to 6 pm, Friday 4 July, 2.30 pm to 8 pm and Saturday 5 July, 10 am to 2 pm at the Hale End Library Castle Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9QD. We would be delighted if you could attend.

We have looked at this development with a new team. Spenhill, the regeneration subsidiary of Tesco have considered and taken on board comments and issues previously expressed about our past application, specifically areas addressed by the Secretary of State. We believe these proposals offer major benefits for Highams Park and would welcome your views as our application progresses.

We are proposing:

  • A new Tesco supermarket including 350 covered parking spaces for customers and the town centre (this is the same size supermarket as previously proposed);
  • Approximately 260 new homes of which a number will be affordable housing, including rented and shared ownership accommodation for first-time buyers; 50 terraced houses for families with south facing gardens or roof terraces;
  • A new residential environment with controlled on-street parking for residents;
  • Highams Green - a new public green space in the centre of the development;
  • Seven independent shops along Lark shall Rise;
  • 20,000 sq feet of community space which could include a number of uses;
  • 24,000 sq feet of flexible office space, which could be split into nine office suites;
  • New premises for International Lifts so they can stay on the site;
  • Nine new high tech workshops spaces;
  • Approximately 12 business starter units for small businesses.

I hope you are able to attend the exhibition and look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely,

James Wiggam
Corporate Affairs Manager

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