Regeneration: Bywaters Site at Gateway Road

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What is planned?

The scheme was considered by planning committee in November 2016 and outline planning permission (subject to the S. 106 legal agreement) was granted in December 2017 granted for up to 730 new homes to be built on the site currently used by Bywaters.

The proposed scheme includes:

  • A new two-form entry primary school
  • Up to 4,500 sq metres of commercial space
  • A minimum of 21 per cent of the new homes will be affordable
  • £450,000 to help pay for transport improvements linking the site to the Olympic Park
  • £200,000 towards the cost of improving pedestrian and cycle routes on Orient Way
  • £475,000 towards cost of improving local bus services
  • £561,563 towards cost of planting new trees and improving public space
  • £212,900 towards cost of air quality monitoring and improvements
  • £112,500 towards provision of local employment and training provision as well as:
  • 25% of local labour throughout the built phase
  • 45 Apprentices, 10 existing and 35 new posts to be created, and 60 work placements to be provided
  • Opportunities for local firms to supply goods and services during the building work.
  • Replacing the existing storm water storage tanks

Who is doing the work?

A further planning application showing full details of the scheme (called “reserved matters”) will need to be submitted and approved before work can start on site.  Therefore at this stage, no contractor has yet been appointed.

Keeping you informed

Read the email newsletter for 26th April 2019.
Download the Lea Bridge and Leyton spring newsletter 2018.

Further details

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More information is available from:

  • Bywaters, Associate Director Shared Services, Nicki Munoz.
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown.