Last updated: 23 November 2023
Next review: 23 November 2024
Leytonstone is the borough's second largest town centre, benefiting from proximity to open space at Wanstead Flats and transport access via the Central Line, Overground and A12.
We have invested in improvements to the public realm, particularly around the station and along the High Road, as well as in the recently completed renovation of Leytonstone Library. This has helped encourage a mix of businesses to set up in the town centre. From a variety of places to eat and drink, as well as three distinct markets.
A place-shaping strategy has recently been prepared and will set out how we will work to secure further investment in the town centre and bring forward development of key sites. This includes:
- around the Matalan store
- around the Tesco's store
- Church Lane car park and other sites at the underground station
- Network Rail land at Joseph Ray Road
We have also secured £500,000 of New Homes Bonus (top-slice) funding from the GLA for shop front and public realm improvements south of Leytonstone High Road Overground Station, investing in an area that benefits from proximity to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Crossrail stations at Maryland and Forest Gate from 2019.