FARA has seen a planning application for changes to ‘Panther House’ in Leytonstone High Road, which has the TFC supermarket on the ground floor. The plans are for general improvements to the building, including new signage and opening up the ground floor windows which are currently blocked. We have commented on the application because although it’s just outside the FARA area, it is our nearest supermarket and used a lot by our residents. We couldn’t see anything to object to in the plans and certainly the building could use a facelift. The only point we made was that there should be cast-iron maintenance arrangements in place once the building is beautified – in particular, to clean up any graffiti and pigeon droppings.