L&Q reveals latest dog track plans
London & Quadrant has announced new consultation events to showcase its plans for a controversial £50 million development on an iconic former dog track.
The 66,000-home landlord bought the Walthamstow stadium site in 2008 and wants to use it for 300 new homes.
The landlord’s latest plans for the site include a leisure centre, children’s nursery, and allotments. Yesterday it released a new artist’s impression of the scheme.
L&Q’s plans to build on the site have proved unpopular with local MPs Stella Creasy and Iain Duncan Smith and campaign group Save Our Stow, which believes L&Q should have accepted a £4 million offer for the site from millionaire Bob Morton.
L&Q apologised to Ms Creasy and Mr Duncan Smith in December after appearing to link them to alleged incidents of threatening behaviour towards L&Q staff at a public consultation.
L&Q has said Mr Morton’s plans to reintroduce dog racing at the site are unviable.
Steve Yianni, regional director at L&Q, said: ‘These [consultation] events continue our community consultation which to date has included surveys, one to one meetings with local people, residents’ focus groups as well as meetings with students, local businesses, organisations and resident associations.
‘As a result of this ongoing consultation we have already revised our plans to incorporate some of the feedback we have had from local communities and other bodies.’
The plans will be exhibited at two events, on 26 and 28 of March.