Consultation: Local Plan Part 2 Site Allocations

Planning and building control


During consultation on the draft Local Plan Part 1 public consultation in summer 2019, many people asked for more detail about what could be built where.

The Council has therefore produced a draft Site Allocations development plan document (DPD) that, when adopted, will become Part 2 of the Council’s Local Plan.

The draft Site Allocations document sets out the sites across the borough where development might happen. It assesses how this land could best be used to meet the needs of local people: how much housing, retail, workspace, leisure, community facilities, social infrastructure, public open space and other essential facilities could be built on the site while still respecting each neighbourhood’s character.

No existing amenities on a site (eg supermarkets, leisure centres) would be lost, rather they would be enhanced, expanded or improved.

A site would only be developed if a landowner wished to redevelop it.

Any proposals to develop a site would still need to apply for planning permission and achieve a high quality of design.

Recommendations in the document are based on a number of evidence bases.

Public consultation carried out during autumn 2020 sought to find out from local residents and stakeholders what might be appropriate uses on these sites, and whether there are any other sites in the borough that could accommodate the anticipated growth.

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Read the draft Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations document 

Printed copies are also available in local libraries

We want you to have your say on a vision for Site Allocation 64 - Larkswood Leisure Centre, Nursery and land to rear of Larkswood Leisure Centre

Join us for a virtual public consultation via Zoom

We would like to present the architect’s work to local people and explain the opportunities that there will be for you to provide further feedback as part of the next round of Local Plan Part 2.

  • When: Thursday 22nd July 6pm to 7pm
  • Where: Zoom, sign up for details

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Past engagement events

Saturday 26 September 2020, 10am to 4pm
Chingford Mount Market, Albert Crescent, E4 6SH

Thursday 1 October 2020, 10am to 4pm
Near Walthamstow Library, Walthamstow Town Square, E17 7JR

Saturday 3 October 2020, 10am to 4pm
Bakers Arms and Lea Bridge Road crossroads, E10 7AA

Saturday 10 October 2020, 10am to 4pm
Leytonstone High Road at junction with Grove Road, Leytonstone, E11 3AJ

Sunday 11 October 2020, 10am to 4pm
Troubridge Square, by the new Wood Street Library, Walthamstow, E17 3HB

Saturday 17 October 2020, 10am to 4pm
North Chingford Market, Station Road, Chingford, E4 7DA

Monday 9 November 2020, 7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual event focusing on South Waltham Forest

Tuesday 10 November 2020, 7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual event focusing on Central Waltham Forest

Thursday 12 November 2020, 7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual event focusing on North Waltham Forest

Monday 16 November 2020, 5.30 to 7pm
Virtual event for Waltham Forest Young Advisors

Monday 23 November 2020, 7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual event focusing on North Waltham Forest

Tuesday 24 November 2020, 7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual event focusing on South Waltham Forest 

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual event focusing on Central Waltham Forest 

Evidence base Click to get info

The recommendations for each site are based on a number of different studies, topic papers, reports and evidence bases.

From September to December 2020, the Planning Policy team held 13 open public engagement sessions across the borough, six face-to-face, and seven online. During these, residents asked many important questions; officers have provided answers to points most frequently raised.

Download the Waltham Forest Draft Local Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

To help you read the Local Plan and supporting documents, we have compiled a list of planning terms and acronyms.

Download the glossary of planning terms.

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To contact the Local Plan team about the consultations or the Local Plan:

Post: Planning Policy Team, Magistrates Court, Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, London E17 4NX.