CAMPAIGNERS who are angry about Walthamstow Stadium being turned into a housing estate are to hold a protest outside it today (Saturday November 10).

London Mayor Boris Johnson rubber stamped the controversial plans last week after they had initially been approved by councillors earlier this year.

There is currently a ban on moving marches in Waltham Forest due to a failed attempt by the far-right English Defence League (EDL) to hold a demonstration in Walthamstow last month, so today's protest will be static.

It takes place on the grass outside the venue, in Chingford Road, Chingford, at 1pm.

The stadium closed in 2008 and campaigners have been calling for it to be reopened with dog racing ever since.

Developers London and Quadrant (L&Q) say the 294 home complex will provide much-needed jobs and housing for the area.