Know the score for Leyton development

People can look at final draft plans for a development where 50 per cent of homes could be affordable.

The Score Centre in Leyton has long been earmarked as a site to provide new homes on and campaigners have been calling for genuinely affordable housing to be built there for months.

Waltham Forest Council has committed to providing 50 per cent affordable homes on the site and all homes will have three bedrooms or more.

The site will also become home to new retail space, a health centre, leisure centre, nursery and a civic square.

Campaign group Waltham Forest Citizens have put pressure on the council to deliver community land trust homes on the site, which have their price tethered to average earnings in the area – making them affordable in the long term.

Now, residents are being invited to a drop-in session to be held on Monday September 9 from 5pm to 7pm at the Community Room in The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, to look at Waltham Forest Council’s proposals for the area.

A full planning application for the site is due to be submitted to the council’s planning committee on Monday, September 16.

As part of the work preparing the site, developers will be digging some trenches on different parts of the site to see if anything of archaeological interest is found.

This work is due to start on Monday, September 23 and will last around two weeks.

The council said disruption to existing users of the site and neighbours will be kept to the minimum.

The existing sports facilities at the site will be moved to the Feel Good Too Centre, a short distance away in Leyton.

The council has chosen Taylor Wimpey developers to work alongside its officers to deliver the project.

The land the Score Centre sits on is council owned.

For more information on the proposals, go to: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/regeneration-score-centre-leyton?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=.

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Mick Ferris

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