Regeneration: Estate Way, Lea Bridge.

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Background

The site is currently occupied by a waste management business and a self-storage unit It is situated to the west of Church Road and reached via shared private access roads to the north and south.

Residential properties on Tallack Road and Marconi Road back on to the site.

The Church Road area is identified in the Council’s Lea Valley Eastside Vision as having potential for new employment space and homes.

What is planned for the site?

  • around 440 new homes, including genuinely affordable homes;
  • high quality employment space for jobs and businesses;
  • high-quality design of new buildings, streets and open spaces
  • a thoughtful design, with careful consideration of neighbouring residents, schools and green spaces
  • new public gardens running alongside a restored Dagenham Brook.

Who will do the work?

The site is currently owned by RVL Properties Ltd. RVL is a UK based company with offices in London. They own commercial property throughout London and Essex and offer premises to a variety of businesses and occupiers.

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) is the appointed architect. PTE is an innovative practice, based in Islington. PTE specialises in the creation of new neighbourhoods and the revitalisation of old ones. The practice designed an award-winning development in Walthamstow Town Centre containing homes, restaurants and the Empire Cinema.

What happens when?

  • November 2019: public consultation and engagement round one
  • December 2019: feedback and comments reviewed
  • February 2020: public consultation and engagement round two

Engagement

RVL Properties held two resident drop in engagement meetings at Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7HU on:

  • Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Wednesday 27 November 2019

Download the information boards from these engagement meetings (PDF 3.90MB)

Bigger trains planned for Lea Bridge

Greater Anglia is investing in new trains which are expected to start serving Lea Bridge Station during 2021.

The new trains Class 720 Aventra trains will be five carriages long and have around 540 seats which is around 318 more seats per train than the four carriage Class 317 trains currently running on this line.

Watch the new features unveiled on Greater Anglia's new Bombardier trains on YouTube.

Lea Bridge Regeneration Workshop

A workshop with Lea Bridge residents was held on Tuesday 3 March 2020 to discuss concerns raised by residents.

Notes from Lea Bridge Community Engagement workshop

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More information

There is a special website about the scheme.

Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown