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Limehouse Community Forum objects to Network Wapping NPF

By on November 10, 2013 in Network Wapping

The Limehouse Community Forum (LCF) met on Thursday 7th November 2013 and passed a resolution to condemn the shenanigans that have been going on with Network Wapping Neighbourhood Planning Forum (NPF).

“If any group or association of neighbours desires to opt out of a NPF [Neighbourhood Planning Forum] they should have the right to do so, prior to designation, and planning officers who validate an application should explain in detail why a disputed area is compelled to be included against the wishes of the residents”.

Which pretty much says it all really.

No such opt out option is currently available under the current legislation (Localism Act 2011). What bright spark forgot that?

Hello! We are moving in.

Limehouse. It's east of Wapping.

Limehouse. It’s east of Wapping.

This has led to the ridiculous situation where the Limehouse Community Forum, which has been running for over seven years, has been forced into applying for NPF status as this is the only way to keep Network Wapping from having control over parts of Limehouse.

It’s a bit like someone turning up on your doorstep and telling you that they like the home you have lived in for seven years and they will be moving in.

Network Wapping have gone a little bit further than that – they didn’t even bother asking.

Support  Limehouse Community Forum NPF

Love Wapping is 100% in support of the LCF application and urges you to let Tower Hamlets Council know your views.

And of course also tell Tower Hamlets your opinions regarding Network Wapping.

So remember kids – Limehouse GOOD, Network Wapping BAD.

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