Eight petitions from a wide variety of people ranging from local residents, a wildlife group, two London Councils and a local campaign group were received against Legislative Reform (Epping Forest) Order 2011 – the proposal to use part of Wanstead Flats as a police base during the 2012 Olympic Games.
What happens next?
The Hybrid Instruments Committee will look at these petitions to decide, amongst other things, whether a select committee should be appointed to consider whether the Legislative Reform (Epping Forest) Order 2011 should proceed.
Keep a check Wanstead Flats: what’s next? (on the Hybrid Instruments Committee main page) over the next few months to find out more and stay up to date.
A 14-day period for people specially and directly affected by the proposal to use part of Wanstead Flats as a police base during the 2012 Olympic Games to submit their views for consideration by the Hybrid Instruments Committee closed on 4 April.
The Legislative Reform (Epping Forest) Order 2011 is a draft legislative reform order which would enable the Metropolitan Police to build a temporary muster station on land in Epping Forest (Wanstead Flats) and use it for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The muster point would be dismantled after the Games. The order has to be approved by both Houses of Parliament before it can have effect.