Mayor to decide on dog track plans
The mayor of London has until 25 May to decide whether to allow London & Quadrant to build homes on the site of a former iconic dog track.
The 66,000-home association was last Tuesday granted permission for a 294-home development on the site of Walthamstow Stadium by Waltham Forest Council. The application was given permission despite opposition from MPs Stella Creasy and Iain Duncan Smith and campaign group Save Our Stow, which wants dog racing returned to the site.
Permission was granted on the condition L&Q refers the scheme to the Mayor of London for approval. L&Q must also pay more than £3.8 million in section 106 payments and meet 46 conditions.
The council referred the scheme to the mayor on Friday, and the mayor has two weeks to consider the proposal. This means he has to have made a decision by no later than 25 May.