Welcome to WARA
Waltham Abbey Residents Association (WARA) acts on behalf of residents living in Waltham Abbey, we are a voluntary non-political organisation and we take this opportunity to welcome all visitors to our website. We try to help with planning issues or objections local residents may have in their local community, that may cause distress to residents if they proceed.
If you are new residents to Waltham Abbey or possibly still considering whether to move to our Historic Town,please take a few minutes to review our website, it just might help you make up your mind.
Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance we may be able to offer.
We may occasionally need to employ professionals for advice, such as Solicitors or Consultants to assist us or act on behalf of our residents. This is to ensure that whatever we may state publicly or write on a particular issue, is in fact honest, lawful and accurate. In order to employ these professionals we rely on donations to fund this work and would be grateful for any financial assistance you maybe able to offer.
Our chair together with John Cook of the Friends of RGM, both members of the Save-RGM campaign met with our Town Mayor, Helen Kane and her husband Sam recently. They explained to her their concerns for the potential loss of the Visitor Attraction at the Royal...read more
WARA joined the London Green Belt Council earlier this year in order to be informed on Green Belt matters afecting our Town. Waltham Abbey and the whole of E.F.D.C. are sited in the midst of the Metropolitan Green Belt and we consider it vital we are aware of the...read more
Waltham Abbey Residents Association Chairman’s Report 2014-15 Knollys Nursery October 2014 I reported at last years AGM that his time last year (2013/14) that we were concerned about the Knollys Nursery site that went back for a second application during the year and...read more
WARA members attended the exhibition on 6th October 2015 at the RGM site and we finally got to know of the plans that have been rumoured for some time. We were dissapointed in the presentation in such a small display area, with no brochures giving details of what to...read more
www.planningportal.gov.uk/planninginspectorate Appeal Decision Hearing held on 25 August 2015 Site visit made on 25 August 2015 by Michael Boniface MSc MRTPI an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Decision date: 14...read more
Following our public meeting and finding the overwhelming reaction to the proposals, Wara drafted an objection letter and sent it to the Planning Officer, Dominic Duffin responsible for this application. When we finally received the officers report on the proposals...read more
White water centre among several Lea Valley attractions taken on by Vibrant Partnerships trust. Former Olympic venues including the Lee Valley White Water Centre have been handed over to a trust. Vibrant Partnerships, a not-for-profit company will manage the venues,...read more
Extract from the latest Environment agency report titled, Strategy proposals for the next decade for Waltham Abbey (Epping Forest District, Essex) Cobbins Brook. The Risk from Flooding: Before a new flood risk management scheme was put in place, an estimated 301...read more
The former transport yard sited off Sewardstone Road Waltham Abbey has been sent for appeal after the council rejected development plans last year. The application is for 72 dwellings 50% affordable and some sort of community building/shop is to be developed on the...read more
WARA would like to thank all those who visited our Higher or Lower stall at the Town Show at the weekend. Saturday was a huge success with absolutely loads of you attending and the beautiful sunshine helped make it a great day, sadly Sunday was less so, as the weather...read more