A consultation on ideas about developing Walthamstow Town Centre and the Arcade site is currently running. This follows an exhibition of the designs in the library and around the market area last weekend.
There are a range of ideas which cover not only the Arcade site but the market square (where the big telly is), the greenery around Selborne Walk, the bus station and the link to Walthamstow Central station.
Ideas about the development of the Arcade site have, of course, been knocking around for a while. Some of the ideas presented in this consultation are interesting and gives you an opportunity to say what sort of shops and facilities you might like to see on the site.You can check out the survey here. Have a think about what you’d like to see and get clicking!
Major development plans for Walthamstow Central station have been published by Solum Regeneration.
The new plans are a reworking of previously published ideas. The development represents a significant change to the station and the area around it. Plans include 69 new homes, a hotel, a new station square and a pedestrian link to Queen’s Road Station. Full details of the plans can be found on Solum’s website.
Walthamstow Central is the part of E17 where a lot of visitors to the area arrive. Alongside the on-going debate around the future of Walthamstow Stadium, the EMD Cinema and the Arcade site, this could potentially have a big impact on the area – and on the people living in the immediate vicinity of the station.
According to the Waltham Forest Guardian, there is a meeting to discuss the new plans at Waltham Forest Town Hall on Wednesday 15 December at 6.30pm. If you’d like to find out more or comment on the development, head down to that session. Alternatively, we’d recommend contacting your local councillors to give your views. Contact details can be found on the Waltham Forest Council website.
This week, development firm L&Q published their plans for the proposed redevelopment of Walthamstow Stadium. The Stadium has been closed since August 2008.
The planned new development would provide around 300 new homes, some parking and some public and community spaces. The plans do not include retaining a dog track on the site.
L&Q had planned to run three public consultation events, but the ones on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December were postponed. There are no confirmed dates for these rearranged events as yet.
The planning application for the site will be submitted in early 2011, according to L&Q’s website. The plans are available to view here.
If you want to share your views on the redevelopment, Walthamstow Scene recommends that you contact your local MP. Stella Creasy (Walthamstow) can be contacted here and Iain Duncan-Smith (Chingford) can be contacted here. Let them know what you think of the plans.
We’ll post the dates of the rearranged consultation events when they are announced.
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