Out-of-hours construction work must stop

Construction work on the Walthamstow Mall development is starting too early in the morning and finishing late in the evening, says local resident Joannah Webster 

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I’m writing to express my concern about construction work on the Walthamstow Mall development.

Over the spring and summer months, construction work has continued until late, and there is noise from banging and crane movements that typically start at 7.50am and go on until 8pm.

I’ve recorded some footage showing construction work and the installation of modules for the Walthamstow Mall development at 7.21am. I believe that construction started even earlier than this.

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Waltham Forest’s Monday to Friday construction hours are 8am-6pm so unless the construction firm has been given a special permit they have been starting and finishing work outside of these hours.

Our residents group (Cleveland Park Crescent & Cleveland Park Avenue) are not happy with these towers that are affecting our landscape and are in such close proximity to us. We are certainly not happy with construction work hours, especially as it’s now getting earlier. We’ve also had no communication from the developer or council regarding noise disruption and work hours. 

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