Do you want to grow your own food? Regeneration engagement events and much more

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Waltham Forest: Have your say  

Walthom Forest

Tell us where you would grow your own food

Seymour Road alotments

As we emerge from the pandemic, 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.

It is within this context that 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 12 July 2020.

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Lea Bridge Station entrance - please tell us your views

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The Council is working with Network Rail and Greater Anglia on proposals for a relocated Lea Bridge Station entrance as part of the Lea Bridge regeneration work.

The improved entrance will create a better link from Lea Bridge Road onto the station platforms to make it easier for users to reach the platforms and also provide new amenities including better cycle storage at the station.

The proposals include a new feature wall. The wall presents an opportunity to collaborate with the local community, and local artists, so that the community can project their stories onto the walls of the station.

There is a short online survey you can use to share your views, comments and ideas.   

The deadine for the first period of engagement is Sunday 5 July 2020.

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Share your views on future of 2c Fulbourne Road

2c Fulbourne Road (Homebase) aerial photo

Inland Homes is currently running engagement with residents and local businesses regarding the future of land at 2c Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow where Homebase is currently trading.

Inland Homes has submitted an application, reference number 201182. This is not a planning application but a request from Inland Homes on whether an Environmental Impact Assessment is needed when submitting a planning application in the future. The details included in that application are not proposals for the site. 

See the Inland Homes website

If a planning application is received by Waltham Forest Council we will send out an email newsletter giving details and providing an opportunity for residents to share their views on the application. We will also send neighbour notification letters to those surrounding the site.

The deadine for the first period of engagement is Sunday 5 July 2020

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What artwork should be installed in Leyton and Wood Street?

The Makers of Leyton Making Places

If you’re a creative business based in Leyton you could have your details captured in a new mural planned for Leyton Midland Road Station as part of the Council’s Making Places programme.

‘The Makers of Leyton’ by Phillips Walmsley will be created from nominations received from creatives in the area, or from local residents, and will celebrate the makers and producers that make Leyton unique.

The deadline for sending in your ideas is midnight on Sunday 12 July 2020.

Find out more

The Gardens  of Wood Street Making Places

Meanwhile at Wood Street Station 'The Gardens of Wood Street’ mural by Eleanor Hill will capture the spirit of community gardening and celebrate the area’s green spaces.

Residents are invited to share their gardening stories, photos, details of their favourite plants or thoughts about the value of community gardens in the area.

The deadline for sending in your ideas is midnight on Sunday 12 July 2020.

Send in your ideas

Making Places is an initiative by Waltham Forest Council to deliver creative projects across the borough that will have a lasting impact on communities and neighbourhoods.

It is supported by the Great Place Scheme and the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy and delivered in partnership with Create.

Get details on Making Places

New Spitalfields Market regeneration

New Spitalfields Market fruit

New Spitalfields Market is the largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in the UK.

The City of London Corporation has decided to co-locate all three of its wholesale markets (Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield) to a site at Dagenham Dock. 

If these proposals go ahead the future of the Leyton site is likely to include:

  • A mixed use residential development to provide new homes for local people
  • Commercial space for creative industries to support local firms and provide employment for local people

During June 2020 the City of London Corporation will be holding an online consultation and would welcome your feedback about how the relocation of the market may impact you or the community.

If approved any development on this site is not likely to start until 2026.

See more details and comment

Lea Bridge Gasworks planning application

Lea Bridge Gasworks Clementina Road

A planning application for Lea Bridge Gasworks site has been received and consultation is now underway.

Comments can be made by email or post with details on the site’s web page.

You can also still send your views to Waltham Forest Councilfor inclusion in the report to Waltham Forest Council’s Planning Committee. For that to happen you must send comments direct to the Council.

See and comment on the proposals

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