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Lea Valley Eastside

Waltham Forest Council seeking Expressions of Interest

The local authority has developed the Lea Bridge and Leyton Vision (Lea Valley Eastside), showing opportunities for how the area could change over the next 10 years, with the potential to deliver up to 4,000 new homes and 300,000sq m of retained, improved and enhanced business space.

Lea Bridge and Leyton are situated just to the north of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and on the edge of the Lee Valley Regional Park. The area provides access to significant swathes of green space and leisure facilities and has accessibility through both underground and overground rail services. This includes the national rail station at Lea Bridge, which reopened in May 2016, providing direct links to Stratford and Tottenham Hale.

A consultation exercise including a series of public exhibitions was carried out over an eight-week period earlier this year. The council approved the amended vision at the cabinet meeting in June 2017.

The vision covers three key areas in Lea Bridge, Church Road, and Leyton and will be used to inform the Local Plan review, which is under way.

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

For more information about the aspirations for the Lea Bridge and Leyton area, please contact Jonathan Martin, Director of Investment and Delivery at jonathan.martin@walthamforest.gov.uk or on 020 8496 6749 or 07967 589177.

The council is also seeking an understanding of the market interest in a significant and landmark development opportunity for three sites located at a prominent location on Lea Bridge

The council is seeking to dispose of these three gateway sites to facilitate the delivery of high-quality residential led mixed use development, including a new and enhanced entrance for Lea Bridge Station.

More information can be found here.

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