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66260719_10157415900707640_845992992626966528_n Picture Credit: Jennifer Blatchford/Save Gooshays Village Green Group

When Harold Hill was first developed in the 1950s, the town planners put a big emphasis on the provision of open green spaces.   They were considered by many Harold Hill residents to be the ‘lungs’ of the estate, and local people were assured by the powers-that-be that they would never be built on.  Although there has been a lot of new housebuilding in the area over the years, they have largely kept their word about not destroying the green spaces.  Until now, that is!  Havering Council announced plans earlier this year to build 64 houses on Gooshays Green in Gooshays Gardens.

Although we cannot deny that there is an urgent need for new housing,  the proposed development on Gooshays Green appears to be poorly thought-out.  As well  as the fact it will deprive locals of a much-cherished green space, the development…

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