What a year 2012 has been in Waltham Forest so far. As well as the many events taking place and the Games happening right on our doorstep, we have also been working hard to create a better place for our residents to live.
We have focused on delivering better streets, better shopping and better leisure facilities and some of the highlights have included the transformation of High Road Leyton, the William Morris Gallery and Lloyd Park re-opening following multi-million pound refurbishments and shop fronts in Walthamstow and Leyton benefiting from a makeover.
We are an ambitious borough and as we move in to a post Games era, we will continue the work to regenerate Waltham Forest. Going forward we will progress with our shop front project as part of our work to create Better High Streets. We will also focus on Better Schools to provide our children with a quality place to learn and Better Leisure facilities through an upgrade to our leisure centres and parks.
Some of the changes you'll start to see immediately, while others will take time. We will continue to keep you informed of the changes through Waltham Forest News and online.
To attract further investment in the borough, we have produced a developers guide to help attract investment in Waltham Forest.
View the Developer's Guide (3MB PDF file)
Blackhorse Lane regeneration
Includes details of the development plans for the station hub and waterfront and Sutherland Road areas, the Forest Road access improvement scheme and the background reports and research studies that have informed these projects.
For more information see Blackhorse Lane regeneration
View the adopted Interim Planning Policy Framework and Masterplan for the town centre or find out more about the timeline for Town Centre regeneration including current and future projects.
For more information see Walthamstow regeneration
Walthamstow Wetlands will offer a brilliant resource for local communities, resulting in improved access to nature and leisure activities with beneficial impacts on health and well being and quality of life. The project should also lead to the emergence of a visitor economy and support physical regeneration plans in surrounding areas.
For more information see Walthamstow Wetlands
Wood Street regeneration
Waltham Forest Council was successful in securing funding from the Outer London Fund (Round 2) in January 2012, which is to be spent on various projects in Wood Street.
For more information see Wood Street regeneration
Marlowe Road regeneration
Waltham Forest Council in partnership with Ascham Homes is currently looking at Marlow Road Estate to see if there are opportunities for improvements and regeneration.
For more information see Marlow Road
Physical Regeneration service standards
See Service Standards for Physical Regeneration (16K PDF)
BIDs in Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Council has two districts which will be managed by BID:
The Argall BID are delivering services and projects under five key priorities:
- Safe and secure place to do business with a focus on crime reduction
- Physical environmental improvements including signage and accessibility
- Connected businesses to enhance internal trading, external marketing and cost efficiencies
- Cleaner environment with a focus on recycling and waste reduction
- Improved public transport and access including the protection of customer/employee parking facilities
The Argall BID have recently employed a new manager to take forward the innovative and exciting initiatives that will make the collective trading estates contained within the BID area safer, smarter and connected. For more information please visit www.argallbid.co.uk
- Argall BID Area (306KB Word file)
The e11bid Company is the driver of regeneration in Leytonstone. The public-private partnership aims to improve the trading environment and the attractiveness of the town centre through the delivery of a variety of projects.
Main projects include
- Trade waste management and recycling
- Physical improvements with the long term aims of making Leytonstone a safer, cleaner and brighter area
The e11bid has developed sound relationships with a variety of local, regional and national stakeholders including the London Borough of Waltham Forest, the Metropolitan Police, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, the GLA, the LDA and TfL.
The partnership offers business support through the expansion of networking events to highlight all sources of relevant information, training and funding opportunities. For more information please visit www.e11bid.co.uk
You can see the list of projects and download the full plan on the E11 BID website or you can contact them on:
Tel 0208 558 5500