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Homes in Walthamstow green-lit

Words: Laura Edgar
The site at Blackhorse Road / Transport for London

Waltham Forest Council has approved plans for 350 new homes near Blackhorse Road station. The development also features 17,000 square feet of retail, commercial and co-working spaces.

Of the homes, 50 per cent will be marketed at social rent levels or for shared ownership. The remaining homes will be eligible for Help to Buy. The new homes will be a mixture of studio, one, two and three-bedroom properties.

The mixed-use development will comprise six buildings, 650 cycle parking spaces, and will be built on a 1.8-acre site. The site is located opposite Blackhorse Road station, which is served by the Victoria line and the London Overground.

The development forms part of the wider masterplan of the Blackhorse Lane regeneration area, which falls under part of the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Blackhorse Road and Northern Olympic Park Housing zone. It is also part of the council’s Blackhorse Lane Area Action Plan.

The commercial and retail areas comprise a new co-working hub and creative workspaces to support the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone.

The scheme is designed by RMA Architects, and the construction of the site will create up to 300 jobs and local apprenticeships. The plans were submitted by Transport for London (TfL), working with Barratt London as part of its Property Partnership Framework.

Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said the development would have a “huge, positive impact on Waltham Forest, supporting the regeneration already taking place”.

“The development will enable the local economy to continue to flourish with even better public amenities and new job and local apprenticeship opportunities.”

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