Engagement and Workshops Click to get info
During late 2019 make:good, as part of the Design Team commissioned by the Council has had one to one meetings with businesses and were visiting the industrial estates to gather your views, priorities and ideas for the Masterplan.
A Business Workshop was held on Monday 20 January 2020 at Turning Earth Leyton where the Masterplanning team presented back on conversations with businesses, talk through the first stage of the Masterplan and gather more of your feedback and priorities.
Thank you to the businesses and landowners who attended one of the previous workshops and/or have filled out our online survey.
At the second workshop in January 2020, the design team presented the feedback received so far and their recommended sub areas for stage 2 of the masterplan.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the next stage of the masterplan and engagement with businesses and landowners was paused in March.
During August and September 2020 , we began conversations with businesses in order to understand their current circumstances, what support can be provided and develop the best ways to continue conversations about the future of the Lea Bridge Gateway and the emerging Masterplan.
Argall Way Industrial Estate Click to get info
Lammas Industrial Estate Click to get info
There are currently around 55 businesses occupying 59 premises and providing an estimated 230 jobs on this estate.
Orient Way Industrial Estate Click to get info
There are four businesses using four premises and providing an estimated 260 jobs on this estate.
Rigg Approach Industrial Estate Click to get info
There are currently around 18 businesses using 23 premises and providing an estimated 440 jobs on this estate.
What is planned? Click to get info
The Council will be working closely with the GLA and undertaking this work in accordance with the GLA’s draft planning practice note on ‘Industrial intensification and co-location through plan-led and Masterplan approaches’ and policies E4-E7 in the draft new London Plan.
In accordance with the GLA’s practice note this Masterplan commission will be in two stages:
Stage 1 will examine the whole of the Lea Bridge Gateway SIL and test whether development in the area could be intensified to deliver the same amount of employment and industrial space but with new homes (where appropriate) and community facilities in specifically identified locations to ensure Lea Bridge Gateway is a great place to live and work.
Stage 2 will be a detailed analysis and masterplan of the sub-area(s) selected in Stage1.
Who is doing the work? Click to get info
The Council as planning authority and the Greater London Authority (GLA) are the only parties who can approve change at the Lea Bridge Gateway, and the Council has appointed an experienced technical team to lead on the design of the masterplan.
Avison Young and Maccreanor Lavington have been appointed by Waltham Forest Council to lead the Lea Bridge Industrial masterplan which will take a pioneering employment-led approach to redevelopment.
Avison Young and Maccreanor Lavington will be supported by a number of specialists including Civic Engineers for transport strategies, Architecture 00 for workplace design, Useful Projects for engineering and sustainability and UMC for industrial space design and make:good are leading on engagement.
What happens when? Click to get info
- October 2019: Engagement with businesses begins
- Between November 2019 and January 2020: engagement events to view and comment on the draft masterplan proposals will be held
- Early summer 2020: Stage 1 draft masterplan submitted to GLA for approval
- Autumn 2020: Engagement on Stage 2 masterplan
- Early 2021: Stage 2 masterplan submitted to GLA for approval
Bigger trains planned for Lea Bridge Click to get info
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.
Lea Bridge Regeneration Workshop
A workshop with Lea Bridge residents was held on Tuesday 3 March 2020 to discuss concerns raised by residents.
Newsletters Click to get info
To keep up to date on the progress of this development.
- Download the Lea Bridge Gateway email newsletter 13 October 2020
- Download Leyton email newsletter 27 August 2020
- Download the Lea Bridge Gateway Masterplan email newsletter 19 February 2020
- Download the Lea Bridge Gateway Masterplan email newsletter 5 December 2019
- Download the Lea Bridge email newsletter 26 November 2019
- Download the Lea Bridge email newsletter 4 November 2019