Public Consultation information available for download from 4th June 2019
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Our full planning application was submitted 11.11.19 to London Brough of Waltham Forest with a target date of Feb 20 for committee:
Full planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and structures on site, creation of five blocks (Blocks A-E) ranging from 3 to 18 storeys in height, providing the following: re-provision of new internal sports and leisure facilities comprising 4,851sqm of Class D2 floorspace; re-provision of new community facilities comprising 1,141sqm of flexible Class D1/D2 floorspace; re-provision of new nursery comprising 988sqm of Class D1 floorspace; provision of a new health centre comprising 2,315sqm of Class D1 floorspace; provision of 1,762sqm of commercial floorspace to include flexible Class A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, D1 and / or D2 uses; creation of 750 residential units; construction of District Heating Network (comprising 750sqm); and areas of public realm, car and cycle parking and landscaping including a new public square, and extension of Auckland Road.
Planning application submitted for Council’s largest development scheme
A planning application for Waltham Forest Council’s largest current redevelopment scheme has been submitted for approval.
The proposals include a new health and indoor sports centre, pre-school nursery and civic square, enclosed by retail and commercial space for existing and new start up business’s, along with 750 new homes as well as a new District Heating Centre Network and other measures to help reduce the impact of the Climate Emergency.
The re-development of The Score Centre is a joint project with Taylor Wimpey and is expected to be discussed by the Council’s Planning Committee in Spring 2020.
The new Score Centre development, on Council owned land, will provide:
750 new homes contributing to meeting the borough’s housing need, with 50 per cent of them affordable
Around 170 new trees
an attractive civic square with retail outlets and cafes,
commercial space for existing and start up businesses
a health centre including a pharmacy
a pre-school nursery
a new sports and leisure complex for indoor sports with community facilities including, flexible use and meeting room spaces
high-quality landscaping, public open space and play areas including a large water feature
a district heating energy centre
enhancements to the transport and cycle network networks
A Council spokesman said: “This is an exciting project, that will deliver a large number of new homes for local people while delivering new facilities for health care, pre-school children and an indoor leisure centre with community facilities.
“The new Civic Square, which includes space for outdoor markets and performances, will provide a focal point for this part of the borough where residents can shop, visit restaurants or just enjoy being in the fresh air.
“It has been designed to help reduce the impact of the Climate Emergency with solar panels to generate electricity, a district heating energy centre to provide hot water and heating to the homes and other facilities on the site as well as specially designed waste management facilities to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.
“The new buildings will be more energy efficient than the current facilities and the planting on the site will include species to help improve air quality.”
David Pelle, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey East London, said: “We are delighted to have submitted this application, working with Waltham Forest Council, stakeholders, and the local community.
“Alongside high-quality public areas the new development includes a new heath hub. The other new facilities are at the heart of this new neighbourhood centred around a high-quality public square and open spaces. The development will create approximately 200 long-term full-time jobs across a range of sectors, as well as construction jobs for the area including 38 training placements.
“Taylor Wimpey East London has aligned our vision for the Coronation Square development with the Council’ and neighbourhood objectives, following consultation with the local community on the proposals and has included feedback from local stakeholders and residents in the final designs. We are pleased to put forward proposals which we believe will provide a positive legacy for the borough.”
Details of the planning application, including an opportunity to comment on it, can be found at walthamforest.gov.uk/ScoreCentre where residents can also sign up for the email newsletter on this project to keep in touch with its progress.
The project delivery means the existing facilities will continue to operate until they move to their new location when the development is completed.
The whole project is due to be completed by 2027.
Note to editors:
The outdoor sports facilities and the food growing beds that were at The Score moved to the Feel Good Too Centre which opened in October 2018.
Feel Good Too has two artificial pitches, a 60-metre running track, six beach volleyball courts (four of which are international standard), a fitness trail and a pavilion which includes the Discovery Café and a community room.
Waltham Forest Council
Waltham Forest is the Mayor’s first London Borough of Culture. The award, the flagship programme in his culture strategy, was a major new initiative launched by Sadiq to put culture at the heart of London’s communities. More than 15,000 people backed Waltham Forest’s bid, which aims to inspire 85% of households to participate in the cultural year, engage every school in the area in arts and culture, and to attract more than half a million new visitors to the borough.
The year will explore the themes ‘Radicals’, ‘Makers’ and ‘Fellowship’ in a collaboration between local residents, artists and creatives creating a once in a lifetime celebration of the place we call ‘home’. Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture 2019 will shine a light on the character, diversity and cultures of the borough, the things we have in common and the things that make us different, a year-long celebration of the real cultures of London by the people who live here.
To contact the Waltham Forest Council Press Office call 0208 496 4521/4802