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Marlowe Road plans submitted

Thu 8 October 2015, 5:59 pm

The developer, Countryside, has submitted a planning application for 430 homes as part of the redevelopment of a former industrial site at the eastern edge of Walthamstow town centre.

Proposals for the Marlowe Road estate also include commercial and community space and were finalised after a period of public consultation.

If planning permission is granted, 150 council homes will be demolished and rebuilt and an additional 280 homes will be created. 

Negotiations are under way for the council to buy 40 of the properties so residents can purchase them through shared ownership.

Homes will range from four-bedroom family houses with private gardens to maisonettes and apartments with roof terraces, courtyard gardens, and balconies.

If the plans are approved, improvements would also be made to the public realm, with new pedestrianised connections between Wood Street, Walthamstow Village and Walthamstow Central. 

Countryside was selected as the council’s development partner in September 2014. The architect for the scheme is Stitch.

Richard Cherry, chief executive of Countryside’s partnerships division, said: “We were encouraged with the response and co-operation of the local community and stakeholders during our consultation process, and we believe our plans and vision for Marlowe Road will transform the area, providing much-needed, quality new homes, and creating a place people choose to live in, work and visit.

“The focus of the new scheme will be on bringing back traditional tree-lined streets that link well with the surrounding area, with attractive frontages, providing well-defined spaces for the local community to enjoy.”

Following a planning decision, work on the project is set to begin in late 2015 and will take around six years to complete.

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