Boundary Commission proposals, new rules on development working hours, see vision for Homebase site and much more in Have Your Say

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Waltham Forest: Have your say  

Walthom Forest

Still time to comment on Homebase site vision

2c Fulbourne Road (Homebase) aerial photo

Inland Homes has distributed a second newsletter to residents and businesses around the site at 2c Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow.

It contains a vision for the site and invites residents to share their views on the proposal.

The deadline for submitting comments is Monday 3 August 2020.

See Inland Homes presentation

Act fast to share your views on growing your own food

Seymour Road alotments

Many people have expressed a desire for the UK’s recovery to be one which creates a greener, cleaner, more caring society, where reversing climate change takes a higher priority.

So there seems no better time for Waltham Forest to consider how growing food within the Borough might be prioritised in the years ahead.

Your opinion on this is important. Whether you already grow your own fruit and vegetables, have always wanted to but don’t know how, or have never considered it, we’d like to hear from you.

The deadline for sending in your ideas is midnight on Sunday 26 July 2020.

Complete the survey

New Government rules on construction site working hours

Planning and Building Control

New Government regulations, aimed at supporting economic recovery and creating jobs while following social distance rule, have been introduced.

These regulations supersede any conditions agreed as part of a planning permission.

Local Authorities are expected to support applications that extend working hours until 9pm, Monday to Saturday. In certain circumstances extending hours beyond this up to 24-hour working may be appropriate. These new rules apply for a limited time only and end Thursday 1 April 2021.

See further details

The Council has to take a decision on any applications from developers to extend working hours very quickly so there will not be time for public notice or consultation.

Applicants are encouraged to provide details of mitigation plans and ensure their contractors work positively and collaboratively with local communities.

Where an extension is requested for major developments in the borough details will be put on the web page for that site.

Check major sites

Potential changes to all wards under Boundary Commission proposals

Ballot Box voting

As part of its routine work the Boundary Commission has published its recommended changes for Waltham Forest Council.

The changes aim to make each councillor represent around the same number of residents.

The boundaries of every Ward in the borough change, some wards disappear, and some new wards are created.

Overall there will still be 60 councillors but there will be 22 wards instead of the current 20.

Currently every Ward has three councillors. Under the new proposals there will be 16 wards with three councillors and six with two councillors.

Read the full report

The consultation allows any individual or organisation to comment on the Boundary Commission's recommendations.

The closing date for consultation responses is Monday 14 September 2020.

Share your views online

Thank you for your comments

Draft Local Plan Consultation Cover

A 725-page document has been published listing all the comments on the Draft Local Plan made during last summer’s engagement programme.

Thank you for the several hundred comments received, each comment is responded to by the Council.

Read the report

Further engagement on the Draft Local Plan is scheduled for autumn 2020, including on a Site Allocation DPD which will indicate what may be built on specific sites across the borough.

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