by Natalie Vincent Tue 10 October 2017, 5:19 pm
Planning permission has been granted for a new basement music venue to open on the site of the old Standard performance space on Blackhorse Lane.
The redevelopment will also feature 50 flats, a supermarket and a bar.
The Standard was famous for attracting music artists such as Suzi Quatro and Kula Shaker and comedians such as Alan Davies, Harry Enfield and Jack Dee.
A dedicated performance venue since 1986, it was purchased in 2011 by Turkish Food Centre, which worked with the council's regeneration team to ensure its continuation as a music space.
Councillor Simon Miller, lead member for economic growth and high streets, said: "The council's vision for this Blackhorse Lane development is to build new homes, provide new shops, and create a welcoming environment for musicians and performers where they can perfect their craft."
Read more about the Standard's new lease of life in the upcoming issue of Invest Waltham Forest magazine.
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