L&Q amends dog track plans following concerns
London and Quadrant has revised its plans for a housing development on a former iconic dog track.
The 67,000-home landlord has altered its plans for the Walthamstow Stadium site following concerns from the Greater London Authority about the adequacy of the development’s leisure facilities. English Heritage had also voiced concern about the height of the buildings.
L&Q has reduced the number of homes in its latest proposal from 301 to 294, reducing the density from 92 to 89 units per hectare. The height of several buildings in the scheme has also been lowered.
The landlord has also sought to boost its leisure offer for the site. The plans now include a skateboard and BMX ramp, a 15-metre high climbing tower, a sprint track and outdoor gym, in addition to a leisure centre and nursery.
Proposals to build on the site have caused controversy as a group of campaigners, called Save Our Stow, has urged L&Q to sell the site to millionaire Bob Morton, who wants to re-open the venue as a dog track.
Inside Housing revealed last month that Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith had written to communities secretary Eric Pickles to call for an investigation into L&Q’s plans.