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If the first hurdle was the refusal of the application, granted on appeal, to have a concrete batching plant just on the edge of Crouch End, then the second hurdle was to vary the conditions put upon the original permission to greatly increase the number of lorry movements. I confess to some surprise that this has been refused. London Concrete offer the number of movements as a fait accompli, which few had noticed or complained about. Haringey is desperate for new housing, all of which will be built using old fashioned unsustainable concrete. Wood Green is to be demolished in its entirety , and rebuilt, but almost certainly not as log cabins, or out of old shipping containers. So Haringey will need this concrete.

And yet Haringey has turned down this application. Because the transportation comment has worked through some 'worst case scenarios' and because new homes have been built in the meantime, and because the inspector who imposed the conditions intended to limit the capacity of the batching plant itself.

I wonder what the inspector will think when it goes to appeal?


Tags: concrete., london concrete, lorry, planning permission, truck

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