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Lea Valley Eastside

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

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

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 closed at the end of January and was referred to the council’s cabinet, which will agree on strategic sites in advance of publishing a Local Plan in the summer.