The New Lammas Lands Defence Committee is based in Leyton, in the north-east of London.
It exists to defend and preserve the ancient Lammas Lands of Leyton as public open space, free from enclosure, encroachment, and inappropriate use. We also aim to promote their use and enjoyment, and increase understanding of their history and significance, by such means as guided walks, historical talks and social events held on the Lammas Lands. We are the re-formation of the original Leyton Lammas Lands Defence Committee founded in 1892 to "promote the interest of the inhabitants of the Parish in the Leyton Marshes or Lammas Lands".
The Committee holds monthly meetings at the Hornbeam Environmental Centre, in Hoe Street, London E17 9AH. Membership of the committee is open to anyone who supports our aims and pays the annual subscription (currently £12/£6 concessions). Next meeting is Thursday 17th October 2013.
IMPORTANT - THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF RECENT QUERIES ABOUT LICENCES FOR THE CAMPSITE AT THE WATERWORKS
THE SITE HAS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR TOURING CARAVANS,MOTORHOMES AND TENTS
THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY HELP!
Local authorities license sites used for mobile (park) homes, static holiday caravans, touring caravans and tents. Licences are issued under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 for caravans(inc. motor homes) and Section 269 of the Public Health Act 1936 for tents and moveable dwellings.
There are some circumstances when a licence is not required :-
A caravan sited within the curtilage of a dwelling and its use is incidental to the dwelling. This means it cannot be occupied separately.
A single caravan sited for not more than two consecutive nights for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months.
Up to three caravans on a site of not less than five acres for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months.
Sites occupied by exempted organisations such as the Caravan Club.
Sites of up to 5 caravans certified by an exempt organisation and which are for members only sites occupied by the County Council. These are usually gypsy sites sites for temporary and special purposes such as caravan rallies, agricultural and forestry workers, building and engineering sites and travelling showmen.
A site for tents only can be used for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months.
All caravan site licences have conditions attached to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents. The licence identifies the site owner. Conditions will include:
The type of caravan, i.e. residential, static holiday or touring
The permitted density (the number per acre/hectare) and the spacing between caravans
Water supply and drainage; the provision of adequate amenities
Fire precautions and electrical installations.
No licence is required to run a campsite if:
forestry workers, builders, travelling showmen or seasonal workers (like fruit pickers) stay in tents on the site
any land occupied used for camping purposes for no more than forty-two consecutive days or sixty days in any twelve consecutive months
an exempted organisation like the Scouts or the Camping and Caravanning Club (including being a site not owned by but approved by an exempted organisation)
The council may put conditions on the licence including:
how the site should be laid out
how many tents or moveable structures are allowed
what toilet and washing facilities should be provided
A fee may be payable for a licence.
If the council doesn’t reply to an application within 1 month, the proprietor can proceed without a licence.
Contact us by email email@example.com
Lea Valley Federation
Hornbeam Environmental Centre
Save Lea Marshes
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Games Monitor Remembering the 2012 Olympics.
The Planning page on the Waltham Forest website , from which the main page can be accessed and on which are links to the pages for each application.
New Lammas Lands Defence Committee
c/o Hornbeam Environmental Centre
458 Hoe Street
Leyton Green, London E17 9AH