Air Quality Report to Stop the Tesco Toxic Towers

by Andy Walker in Ilford, England, United Kingdom

Air Quality Report to Stop the Tesco Toxic Towers

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This project will only be funded if at least £500 is pledged by 18th August 2020 at 11:36am

We need an air quality report to challenge the one prepared by Tesco. It could mean the difference between winning or losing the campaign.

by Andy Walker in Ilford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are funding towards a target of £3600. Rather than one target of £3600, which was our first appeal, we have switched to working an incremental basis. The second target of £1000 has been reached, now we are aiming for £1250

This avoids the scenario of us the first appeal where if had raised £3000 all the monies would have gone back to the donors as it was on an all or nothing basis.

A comprehensive report could cost £3600, however Prof Peckham can do a shortened version at £1000. It would be best to have the comprehensive version, but a shorted version would still be of value to the campaign. The full report would scrutinise the modelling used by the Tesco air experts

Professor Peckham has done enough work so far to make this statement.

Prof Stephen Peckham and Dr Ashley Mills from the Centre for Health Services Studies at The University of Kent said "The proposed development is in an area of high pollution where NO2 measurements already exceed legal objective limits at two local primary schools (Winston Way and Chadwell Heath). Further development requires careful scrutiny to protect the health of residents yet it would appear that the local authority has been neither careful nor objective with regards to air quality in the context of this planning application."

I have had an assurance from Dr Mills that we will have the £1000 report on or before 16th July which will be published on this site.



Professor Peckham's work was influential at the Gladman case at the Court of Appeal where the Court preferred Professor Gladman's work to the developer, this led to the developer losing the case.

The case is HERE An example of Professor's work is HERE 

Prof Stephen Peckham and Dr Ashley Mills from the Centre for Health Services Studies at The University of Kent said "The proposed development is in an area of high pollution where NO2 measurements already exceed legal objective limits at two local primary schools (Winston Way and Chadwell Heath). Further development requires careful scrutiny to protect the health of residents yet it would appear that the local authority has been neither careful nor objective with regards to air quality in the context of this planning application."

The target is for £500, the Tesco application is likely to be heard on July 16th, but may be delayed due to the backlog arising from the C-19 crisis. The full report will cost as much as £3600, however, Professor Peckham will produce a shorter report if we raise less money, so if we reach £500 we will launch further appeals. We did appeal for the whole £3600 funding in one go, but whilst we were doing well at over £1000 there was the risk of not reaching the target of £3600 and as a consequence refunding everyone their monies and no report. So a decision was made on 23rd June to close the £3600 appeal send refunds back to everyone within 7 working days from 23rd June.

 The time frame is 8 weeks but we need to raise the money asap. The appeal is on an all or nothing basis, this means if we do not hit the target the money is refunded.

Bob Archer, Secretary, Redbridge Trades Union Council says

"Please support this Crowdfunder push so that residents can get a better idea of the effect the Goodmayes Tesco development is going to have on their environment"


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