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Elections 2021


What LRA has done and will continue to do if re-elected

Loughton's Green Spaces
- Our town and the Forest is under threat, but LRA always defends your amenities and our environment.

District Local Plan - LRA spent LRA money and got changes at the Inquiry. We've helped save Jessel Green, Marlescroft Green, and the cricket ground. Conservative Cllrs would build on our green open spaces.

No high rise and no garden-grabbing - 1021 homes in the Conservative Loughton Plan would be harmful town cramming and would further damage our fragile Forest. Our infrastructure can't take this increase. The Central Line and roads can't cope now - we have traffic congestion and air pollution daily. Where will future children play and new schools be built? Bus services are cut yet more homes are planned. Conservative Cllrs living in other towns voted for the so-called 'Landmark' flats - far too high.

Road charging (CAZ) - Conservatives want to cram our town with extra flats and cars which would further damage the Forest. To 'mitigate' this they plan to charge cars going to Epping or Waltham Abbey. LRA opposes this - we would all drive a bit further to avoid the charging zone costs.

LRA has 34 Seats on 3 Councils - We say: Residents and our town first.

Essex County Council - Conservative dominated, gets 74% of YOUR Council Tax. Add Essex Police and Fire charges and it's 89%.

Roads & pavements - are a county-wide disgrace. Conservative run County Council failed over 20 years to repair them. We always chase up until repairs are done in our town.

Parking - Commuters park free near our stations and residents can't park in their roads. LRA fights for parking solutions and got the Council to put resident-only controls in 14 roads near Debden Station - we want the displaced parking solved next. LRA also got, with Cllr Metcalfe, resident-only parking in Forest Road, Smarts Lane & High Beech Road.

LRA fights to protect our town - Greedy developers try to exploit Government relaxed planning rules by town cramming - residents don't want any more urban intensification.

Shops - LRA fights for a balance of shops to keep the High Road and The Broadway vibrant. The Langston Road retail park has jeopardised our existing shops' viability. Just see the number of vacant units.

Forest & Green Belt - LRA actively defends both so we can enjoy them and a separation from Buckhurst Hill, Theydon, Chigwell & Chingford.

Buses - LRA Cllr Chris Pond works tirelessly for good bus services including to hospitals. He also advocates 'school streets' for safety.

LRA Represents - past election results show residents want Independent LRA Cllrs to speak for them. Council services should work. They don’t, so able & local LRA Cllrs are what you need. Please vote LRA on 6 May.

Read about LRA's Candidates here

Vote LRA on 6 May