New consultations underway as 65 redevelopment sites listed as part of Draft Local Plan

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Draft Local Plan News

Walthom Forest

Details of 65 possible development sites identified

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Last summer residents gave us more than 2,000 comments on the Draft Local Plan leading to a 730 page document on line with each comment having an individual response from the Council.

A key question raised was where might redevelopment take place.

We have answered this in an additional Part 2 of the Local Plan, the Site Allocations document, which was published on Thursday 24 September 2020 for public comment.

We have identified 65 key sites across the borough and assessed how this land could best be used to meet the needs of local people.

As well as building around 19,000 new, high-quaity homes during the next 15 years we are looking at where new health hubs, schools, parks, open spaces, transport interchanges and community facilities will be needed.

The inclusion of a site does not mean that its existing amenities would be lost, rather they would be enhanced, expanded or improved. Any proposals to develop a site would still need to apply for planning permission and achieve a high quality of design.

The Site Allocations document can be downloaded on line and will be available for reading at all libraries in the borough and at The Magistrates, Forest Road, Walthamstow. E17 4NX.

Find out more about the Site Allocations document

Look out for next week's Waltham Forest News

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Sharing your views with us

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We want your views on the Site Allocations proposed.

The deadline for comments to reach the Council is Monday 14 December 2020,

The consultation work will once again cover North, Central and South Waltham Forest so people living in each of the three areas will be able to focus on where they live.

  • The easiest, and safest, way to share your views is using our online survey form which captures exactly what you said on each site.
  • Write to us with your views. Please type or write clearly, as some handwriting last year was not easily read and we want to properly capture your views.

If you have questions:

  • We are trialling some face to face meetings to see how they work. Our staff will be maintaining social distancing as we as wearing protective face coverings to meet current Ghealth and safety advice.
  • There will also be a series of virtual meetings held where the Council’s Planning Policy Team will be available to answer questions.

To enable us to plan for these meetings we ask that you register your interest in the meetings you wish to attend.

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To enable us to plan for these meetings and avoid any online security breaches we ask that you register your interest in the meetings you wish to attend.


Chingford chosen for first engagement event

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The first engagement event will be at Chingford Mount Market on Saturday 26 September 2020, 10am to 4pm.

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More face to face meetings, as well as virtual meetings will be taking place for residents in North Waltham Forest.

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