East Thames to transform a Walthamstow car park into 21 new homes

London Borough of Waltham Forest has granted East Thames planning permission to build 21 affordable homes on the site of Wood Street Library’s car park in Walthamstow.

The site, which is currently used for council staff parking, will house a new mixed development of twelve shared ownership homes and seven one bed and two wheel chair accessible homes as part of a supported living scheme.  The project will be funded by the Mayor of London, Waltham Forest Council and East Thames.

Construction work is due to start in January 2015 with completion expected in March 2016. East Thames will work with architects RCKa to provide a modern, high quality scheme.

East Thames Director of Development, Sales and Asset Management, Trevor Burns, said:

“We are delighted to have been successful in another planning application for Walthamstow. This scheme highlights the excellent collaborative working relationship between East Thames and Waltham Forest Council and demonstrates our joint commitment to delivering more affordable housing for local people.”

Councillor Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member of Housing, said:

“We’re committed to more housing being built in the borough to meet the demand and I am convinced this is one of the schemes that will help us achieve that. Wood Street is an area that has already gone through significant positive change and the transformation will continue with this and other schemes such as the regeneration of the Marlowe Road estate, making the area a sought after and desirable place to live.