Views are being sought for a public inquiry into proposals to build a new Tesco in Highams Park. The six-day inquiry takes place in January 2007 but the public are being asked for their views now. Plans to build a Tesco store and residential flats in Highams Park were initially rejected by Waltham Forest Council
in February 2005. But the supermarket giant resubmitted a similar proposal in June the same year and in September the council approved the application.
In May 2006 the application became the first to be called in by new Communities and Local Government Minister Ruth Kelly. The application will now face a public Inquiry and the deadline for the public to submit their views is December 5.