Thursday, 31 July 2014

Planning application submitted for Walthamstow dog track development

London and Quadrant has submitted a planning application for a controversial development on the site of a former iconic dog track.

The 66,000-home association on Friday delivered an application to Waltham Forest Council to build 301 homes on the Walthamstow Stadium site in east London.

L&Q had been accused by campaigners of landbanking as it had been nearly three years since it purchased the site after the stadium closed in 2008.

The plans consist of 301 homes, a children’s nursery, allotments and green spaces.

Mike Johnson, development director at L&Q, said: ‘We are very pleased to have delivered our application and look forward to continuing our community consultation as the application process takes place.

‘As a result of this ongoing consultation we have revised our plans to incorporate some of the feedback we have received and we are committed to continuing this work.’

London & Quadrant had previously turned down a bid to buy the site from millionaire Bob Morton, who wants to re-introduce greyhound racing.

Readers' comments (4)

  • Progressive Solutions Required

    What do the locals say?

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  • At least the local pressure group has forced L and Q to submit a planning application. Nice timing..nearly three years without one but the day before the matter is debated in Parliament tommorrow. Tune into the debate at 11 am from Westminster Hall. You will see a lot of locals supporting the debate.

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  • Despite the tremendous efforts of Associations like L&Q this nation is still facing a severe housing shortage.
    Where do local people believe the housing needs of themselves and their future generations are going to be met ?
    Do they really want the site to be returned to the increasingly popular sport of dog racing?

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  • What really needs to be identified is how many of the 301 homes are fair rented accommodation in the traditional sense i.e. not SO, Rent to Buy, un-sold open market.

    The ‘affordable’ housing tag needs to clarified.

    If they are building without a penny from Government i.e. private developer then what they build is up to them, subject planning permission granted.

    L&Q, response please.

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