You should live where I do in Buckhurst Hill - the land of Towie.
I live near a primary school, church and duck pond and soon to be conservation area. The parents park on both sides of the roads, including a blind bend, so only one car at a time can go through. Can take 20 minutes to get through. Its a rat run on the way to the M25. And they all own Range Rovers.
And there is a bloody big pot hole there that needs avoiding.
They have extended the school twice recently and both times the planning officer has stated that parking and traffic is not an issue.
I would say that they are all in pay of the applicants but they are as it was Essex Council. No one else can put a shed up!