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Lea Valley Eastside vision reveals plans for thousands of homes

by James Wood Mon 30 January 2017, 4:23 pm

Consultation on the vision for the Lea Bridge and Leyton areas of Waltham Forest has revealed plans for 4,350 homes.

Waltham Forest Council has set out a 10-year vision for the south-west of the borough, which has been branded Lea Valley Eastside.

Creating housing and growth are the priorities for a development area roughly the size of the City of London.

As well as new homes, 300,000sq m of “retained, improved and modernised” employment and commercial space across Lea Bridge, Church Road and Leyton will be created.

The council is seeking to work with developers specifically interested in modernising and creating commercial space.

The Lea Valley Eastside plan will also provide advice to existing businesses, landowners, developers and investors in the area on "creating a sustainable and re-invigorated” place.

Consultation will continue until tomorrow (31 January) and will be referred to the council’s cabinet at the end of February, which will agree on strategic sites in advance of publishing a Local Plan in the summer.

The vision is available for comment here.

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