East London insights Q1 2019 - Flipbook - Page 6
EAST LONDON INSIGHTS
91 NEW HOMES AND A CHILDREN’S
NURSERY PLANNED FOR
HOE STREET IN WALTHAMSTOW
BLOCK OF FLATS
Waltham Forest Council has approved plans for 350 new
homes on a site in Forest Road.
The site will be developed by Barratt Homes and the developers plans
received positive feedback from local residents following an extensive
consultation process. According to their research, Barratt said that 83%
of people surveyed responded positively to the proposals to develop the
current Blackhorse Lane car park site.
Of the 350 homes, half will be for affordable housing. Of these, 40% will be
for affordable rent and 60% will be shared ownership. The scheme will also
include 43 wheelchair-accessible homes, space for businesses and, as the
site will be mainly car free, 663 cycle storage bays.
Despite approval being granted, there have been concerns that only one
wheelchair accessible unit would be made available to rent, and that the
new development could lead to overcrowding at the Blackhorse Lane
January saw the completion of a consultation process for Walthamstow residents to submit their opinions
on plans for the redevelopment of Juniper House in Hoe Street, Walthamstow.
The redevelopment plans include 91 affordable homes and a nursery in an 11 storey block. In total, 41 new homes on the site will
be affordable, over 30% will be for social rent and 18 will be for shared ownership. The site will also include a nursery, complete with
outdoor play space which will provide 53 new places for young children. In addition, the site will also include 950m2 of retail space on
the ground floor along Hoe Street.
Waltham Forest Council is expected to make its decision on the scheme in spring 2019 although an exact date is yet to be confirmed.
350 NEW HOMES PLANNED FOR
FORMER INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
Waltham Forest Council is expected to make a decision this month
as to whether to approve or refuse planning permission for 350
affordable homes for shared ownership, 2,962m2 of shops, flexible
workspaces and artists’ studios on the former Webbs Industrial Estate.
All of the proposed homes will have outdoor spaces attached to them as either
balconies and communal and private gardens. The buildings will range between 2 and 15
storeys in height with the tallest at the centre of the development.
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The developers have said they would look into the number of wheelchair
accessible homes that are available to rent as a condition of the planning
permission being granted. They also reassured councillors that the
affordable rent flats were genuinely affordable and that they would be
offered to people on the council house waiting list.
Following a planning meeting with London
Borough of Waltham Forest, permission
was secured for the redevelopment of
Central House, the former Strettons
office in Walthamstow. The plans will be
brought forward alongside Berkeley Square
The redevelopment will create:
• Modern offices for Strettons, enabling them
to commit their future to the Borough.
• A new hotel, contributing to the local economy.
• New jobs and training opportunities.
We look forward to keeping you updated on progress.
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