Although L&Q seem to want to convince everyone the residential development of Walthamstow Stadium is a done deal this is far from the case. Waltham Forest Council has called for public opinion on how land in the borough should be used as a final stage of their preparation of the new Local Development Framework (LDF) which will guide future development until 2026.
They have called for (Via their borough newsletter) the public to tell them about ‘Sites you think should be protected – for example open space for recreational use, or an employment site that you think should be protected to provide local jobs etc.’
Clearly the Greyhound Stadium scores high on both the recreation and local jobs issues.
This is a perfect opportunity to let the council and the planners know how important the dog track is to the people of Waltham Forest and to London as a whole.
Please write to the address below and state your opinion. Individual letters carry most weight, particularly from residents of the borough The Council does however, have to take account of London wide issues in this LDF and anyone in the capital can have a say on this.
We also provide below a draft letter you can add your name and address to and send on if you are not quite sure how to make your point. Feel free to add your own comments should you decide to use our draft.
Please send (before 27th August 2009) to
There is a ‘call for sites’ form on the council’s website (www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ldf) that you can use if you like
By post to