Regeneration: Central Parade, Walthamstow



In late 2015 the Council informed residents of the pending, potential redevelopment at Central Parade.  On 5 November 2015 an initial demolition notice was served on all secure residential tenants and leaseholders within Central Parade. 

At the Council’s Cabinet meeting on 12 July 2016, approval was granted to commence a two stage design and build process to redevelop Central Parade, and to acquire back, all interests including shops and flats where possible by agreement.

During those discussions, an independent organisation called The Twentieth Century Society submitted an application for the building to be nationally listed. Historic England visited the site and on 18 October 2017 placed Central Parade on their register as a Grade II listed building of special architectural or historic interest. As a result, the Council has decided to reconsider the potential redevelopment of the building and revoke the demolition notice.

What happens when?

  • January 2020: Planning applications reference number 194012 and reference number 194013 submitted and public comments invited
  • March 2020: Site made secure with hoardings. Existing garages and sheds demolished.
  • May 2020: The Planning Committee discussed the Central Parade planning application at its meeting on Tuesday 5 May 2020.
    The committee decided that, subject to planning conditions being met, the scheme should be approved.
    See the report to planning committee from page 23 

Demolition of the garages behind Central Parade began on Monday 9 March 2020 when the site was made secure. Work then stopped due to the COVID-19 emergency. When work resumes it will take around six weeks to complete.

Diversion of below ground gas pipes and preparations for moving the electricity sub-station will follow after completion of the demolition works.

Work will take place between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday with no working at weekends.

Occasionally, lorries will be reversing on to the site between 10am and 3pm with staff supervising those lorry movements.

For security reason the demolition site will be fenced off and residents are asked to make sure that children especially are kept away from the site.

During the work there will be parking restrictions in place.

Please make sure you abide by those restrictions or your vehicle may be removed which will then mean you have to pay a charge to get it back.

Essential deliveries can still take place to the rear area by arrangement but there will not be parking for residents or staff.

Updates for residents of Central Parade

A drop-in event to seek the views of residents on amended proposals for developments at Central Parade was held on Thursday 31 October 2019 at 202 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4BS.

See the information boards showing the changes

A drop-in event to seek the views of residents on initial proposals for developments at Central Parade was held on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at Centre17, 1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, E17 3AB. Members of the project team were available to explain the proposals and answer questions.

See the ideas originally proposed for this site.

A meeting for residents of Central Parade was held on 15 March 2018 to bring them up to date with the current position and to discuss how some of the immediate concerns with the property can be addressed, for example anti-social behaviour, parking management and waste collection.

A meeting for residents of Central Parade was held on Tuesday 13 March 2019 to bring them up to date with the current position. 

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More information is available from:

  • Waltham Forest Council’s Housing Officer for Central Parade if you are a tenant or residential leaseholder.
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown.