In 1853 gas production started in Lea Bridge on land accessed from Clementina Road. Further gasholders were built in 1922 and 1962. In 2012 the gasholders were taken out of use and were demolished in 2019.
The former Lea Bridge Gasworks to the south of Clementina Road presents an opportunity for new high quality homes to be delivered on a brownfield site located close to public transport and cycle routes. The former Gasworks is largely vacant and is not publicly accessible. The site is next to a mixture of residential streets, industrial warehouses and playing fields, and is currently accessed directly from Clementina Road.
What is planned for the site?
On this site St William is planning to provide
Around 550 new homes
Communal gardens and play space
Walking and cycling routes to the Marshes and Lea Valley Regional Park
Retaining mature trees to provide a backdrop for the communal areas
New tree planting and landscaping
Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS)
Find out about details of the scheme and give your feedback online before the deadline of Monday 5 August 2019
Who will do the work?
St William is a joint venture between the Berkeley Group and National Grid.
It was formed to unlock some of the most technically complex regeneration sites at the heart of communities across London and the South of England, creating homes for everyone.
What happens when?
- July 2019 Resident drop-in engagement events
- August 2019 Feedback reviewed
- Autumn 20219 Resident drop-in engagement events
- December 2019 Planning application submitted to Waltham Forest Council, statutory period for
- Spring 2020 Expected decision from Waltham Forest Council
Two resident engagement meetings were held at Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7HU on Thursday 18 July and Saturday 20 July.
Keeping you informed
You can sign up to receive the Clementina Road Gasworks email newsletter
• Email St William
• Email Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown