Access to development site at Lea Bridge Gas Works agreed, new trains planned for Lea Bridge line

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Lea Bridge Area News 

Walthom Forest

If approved, Lea Bridge Gas Works site will be accessed from Orient Way

Following constructive discussions between the Council and St William Homes, agreement has been reached that if the planning application is approved by the Council’s Planning Committee access to the development site will be from Orient Way.

This means residents of Clementina Road will not have construction traffic using residential roads in the Clementina Estate to access the site.

Waltham Forest Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development, Councillor Simon Miller, said: “Residents expressed their concerns to us about construction traffic using the Clementina Estate.

“I am pleased we have reached an agreement with St William Homes which means that if the proposed development is given planning permission the access (including access for construction vehicles) will be from Orient Way which is a much more suitable route.”

There's still time to share your views

The best way to make sure your comments are considered by the Planning Committee is by responding to the planning application consultation.

You can share your views on the planning application by:

  • going to the Planning Portal and completing the online feedback
  • emailing your views with Application 201329 in the subject line

Email your views

  • writing  to DM Consultations, Planning Services, First Floor, The Magistrates, 1 Farnan Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 4NX quoting Application 201329 at the start of your letter

Responses from residents can still be submitted until the date of the Planning Committee meeting is known.   

All responses received will be summarised in the report to  Planning Committee in the usual  way.

At the Planning Committee, following the officer’s presentation, the applicant and a maximum of three objectors can speak for a maximum of three minutes each.

See Planning Committee details

What does the scheme include?

Lea Bridge Gaworks Clemenrtina Road

St William Homes has submitted a planning application,  reference number 201329, for the redevelopment of the  Lea Bridge Gas Works, 78 Perth Road, Leyton, E10 7PM.

The application will need to be referred to the Mayor of London for consideration.

Details of the Planning Application can be viewed from the Council’s web page for this development or at Reception,Ground Floor, The Magistrates, 1 Farnan Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 4NX, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

While no appointment is necessary to see the hard copy of the documents social distancing will apply allowing only one person at a time to see the physical documents.

See key application details

Lea Bridge Gasworks Clementina Road

The development includes demolition of existing buildings and structures and erection of buildings to provide a mixed use scheme including:

  • 573 new homes, including 158 affordable homes and 58 wheelchair accessible properties, in ten buildings ranging from two to 18 storeys
  • 582sqm flexible space
  • children’s day nursery
  • public open space
  • public realm works and landscaping  including more than 150 new tree
  • parking for more than 1,000 bikes
  • parking for 50 cars including two Car Club spaces and spaces for people with disabilities
  • sustainable energy measures
  • creation of new links to Leyton Jubilee Park and improvements within the park
  • new pedestrian and cycle access onto Clementina Road
  • new pedestrian, cycle and vehicular access onto Orient Way.

During construction the scheme is expected to employ 277 people, 30 per cent of which will be local, and when open jobs will be created at the day nursery.

See St William Homes webinar

Bigger trains planned for Lea Bridge line

Greater Anglia Class 720 train

Greater Anglia is investing in new trains which are expected to start serving Lea Bridge Station during 2021.

The new Class 720 Aventra trains will be five carriages long and have around 540 seats which is around 318 more seats per train than the four carriage Class 317 trains currently running on this line.

Class 720 trains have special parking areas for cycles as well as usb ports and plug sockets at every seat. All have air conditioning and underfloor heating.

See features on the new trains

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