Hall Lane Pitch and Putt TPO confirmed

Following Havering Council’s decision to allow development of the Pitch and Putt course in Hall Lane, despite active objections by Councillors and residents, Cranham Councillors requested a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) be considered for trees meeting the published criteria. 32 trees were identified and we are pleased to report that the TPO has now been confirmed, providing protection for these trees.

During the consultation, several more trees were considered by residents to be worthy of TPO protection. These trees will be inspected by the Council’s Tree Officer and, if considered appropriate, a further TPO will be drafted.

 

6 Comments
  1. That’s good news!

    Is there any update on who the land was sold to and what the purchase price was?

    • Dear Gary,

      My understanding is that negotiations are still underway with a potential buyer. Details have not been released as far as local councillors are aware.

      Cllr John Tyler

  2. Will that stop the development from happening now ?

    I still don’t understand how this is allowed to go on at all levels.

    This should be protected and opened up as a park if it is not achieving the purpose of mini golf from access / use / monetary points.

    • Dear Karam,

      The protection of trees in itself will not stop the development. It simply means that none of the protected trees may be cut down during the development, unless the developer has received separate permission to remove the protection of an individual tree.

      With regard to preserving the mini golf site, local residents and the Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association did everything that we could over the last two years but unfortunately the current council administration were determined to dispose of the site and outline planning permission to build houses on it has now been granted.

      Cllr John Tyler

  3. rumours abound that the pitch and putt have now been sold.
    are there details of the purchaser/developer/agents if true

    • Dear Peter,

      UCRA councillors have made an enquiry to Havering Council, as these rumours are going around. As soon as we know anything, we will update this website and local social media.

      Cllr John Tyler

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