Tyre World’s application to retain the ground floor of 544-546 High Road Leytonstone as a tyre sales and fitting centre has been refused.
Grounds for refusal were:
1. The proposed retention of tyre sales fitting centre would result in unacceptable conflicts of vehicle and pedestrian movements for uses of the site including public foot path and bus stop. The development would be likely to create a danger for pedestrians and road users and affect the free flow of traffic contrary to Policies BHE4 and TSP4 of the adopted Waltham Forest Unitary Development Plan (2006).
2. The use of the premises for tyre fitting will have a detrimental impact on the occupiers of the upper floors flats and neighbouring business by reason of general activity, noise and congestion. The proposal is contrary to Policies BHE3 and BHE4
of the adopted Waltham Forest Unitary Development Plan (2006).
This is good news for residents who have been campaigning against the unauthorised change of use by Tyre World, but of course they have the right to appeal this decision, so we will have to wait and see whether they do this.