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New sporting facilities for Leyton

by James Wood Mon 30 January 2017, 4:20 pm

The redevelopment of Ive Farm in Leyton – which will see outdoor sporting facilities created – is set to begin.

“Enabling work” will start on the scheme today (30 January).  This will be followed by clearance work in early February, including demolishing an existing pavilion in preparation to build a new one.

The project, for which Waltham Forest Council granted planning permission earlier this month, will feature two full-size 3G/4G outdoor sport pitches, a 60m sprint track and four-court beach volleyball arena, informal seating, a new pavilion (including changing rooms, a multi-purpose room, reception, office and cafe), flood lighting facilities, car parking off Orient Way and public realm improvements.

The nearby Score Centre is also earmarked for redevelopment, with plans to improve existing sporting facilities and bring some of the site into residential use.

Councillor Clare Coghill, cabinet member for economic growth and high streets, who will soon become leader of the council, said: “The redevelopment of Ive Farm will form an important part of our wider regeneration plans for the Leyton and Lea Bridge area, which include the development of more homes and first-class facilities for new and existing residents.

“The Ive Farm redevelopment will provide more state-of-the-art sporting facilities for our residents to use and enjoy, helping people to stay active and enjoy participating within their local community. We are keen for local residents to play a role in shaping our plans for Ive Farm, and will have more information on how they can get involved shortly.”

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