Last updated: 17 January 2024

Next review: 17 January 2025

Walthamstow Town Centre area action plan


The Walthamstow Town Centre Area Action Plan (WTC AAP) was formally adopted by the council on 16 October 2014. The WTC AAP and related documents can be downloaded below:

Copies of these documents are also available for inspection at the council’s offices (Sycamore House) and at all Waltham Forest libraries.

Examination stage

Following the submission of the Walthamstow Town Centre Area Action Plan (WTC AAP) to the Secretary of State, Mr Paul Crysell BSC, MSC, MRTPI was appointed as Planning Inspector.

Inspector's report

16 June 2014 - The council has received official confirmation from the Planning Inspectorate that the Inspector has found the WTCAAP to be 'sound', subject to the modifications proposed and discussed during the examination process.

Modifications at examination stage

Following the EIP Hearing Sessions (see below) and after considering all the comments and representations made on the WTCAAP, the Planning Inspector has proposed a schedule of modifications to the Plan. It is the council’s view that these modifications strengthen and improve the plan.

As part of the formal process, the council invited representations on these modifications during the period Monday 3 March 2014 to Monday 14 April 2014.

Consultation documents:

These documents are also available for inspection at Sycamore House (Reception), Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, London E17 4JF (9am-5pm).

How to submit representations:

Representations must be received by 5pm on Monday 14 April 2014.

Examination in public - hearing sessions

A hearing session on the matters relating to the plan took place on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 at the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF.

Post submission matters

On 6th March 2014 the government published National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG). This replaces a number of older guidance notes and complements the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Inspector invited comments about any implications the new guidance has for the Walthamstow Town Centre Area Action Plan. The deadline for receipt of these closed on 14 April 2014

Submission stage

The Walthamstow Town Centre Area Action Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 27 September 2013. This follows the statutory consultation on the Proposed Submission document.

Public notice: 27 September 2013 (PDF)

Submission documents

Other supporting documents

Proposed submission stage

The proposed submission document was published for statutory consultation during the period 18 March - 29 April 2013. The council is considering the matters raised prior to submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

Download the consultation documents below:

Consultation: The statutory consultation at this stage closed on 29 April 2013.

Preferred options stage

The Preferred Options consultation was undertaken during the period 22 August - 30 September 2011.

View Notice of Plan Preparation (PDF)

Download the Walthamstow Town Centre Area Action Plan – Preferred options document below:

Issues and options stage