Consultation events on disposal of garages

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

TWO consultation events are to be held later this month over plans to demolish garages and replace them with housing.

Waltham Forest Council wants to transfer 11 sites to the East Thames housing association, which it says will use the land to build new affordable homes.

The earmarked land includes sites in Deer Leep Grove, Marien Court in the Avenue and The Ridgeway in Chingford, two garages next to Pentire Road in Hale End Road, Walthamstow, along with Central Avenue and Kings Road in Leytonstone.

Other garages, located outside of the borough, include sites in Cowell Lodge in Wood Lane, Alders Avenue, Armstrong Avenue, and Payzees Gardens in Chingford Lane, all in Woodford Green, and in Argyle Road in Stratford.

The first consultation event is on Friday November 23 in the Community Room of Northwood Tower, Marlowe Road, Walthamstow, between 2pm and 7pm.
 

The second is on Wednesday November 28 at the Friday Hill TMO Offices at The Chingdale Centre in Chingdale Road, Chingford, between 2pm and 7pm.

The council's cabinet recently approved the disposal of the sites as part of its 'garages strategy'.

Email Rebecca.Clark@walthamforest.gov.uk or call 020 8496 5547 for more information.

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5:10pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

The Nimbys that are near them must be quaking in their boots at the thought.
The Nimbys that are near them must be quaking in their boots at the thought. Cornbeefur
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7:32pm Mon 12 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Why are you thinking of moving there?
Why are you thinking of moving there? E17_er
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8:10pm Mon 12 Nov 12

leyton_man says...

The council is hell bent on turning the area into a ghettoised vote farm, creating a haven for the welfare-dependant whilst disregarding services and infrastructure for those already there.
The council is hell bent on turning the area into a ghettoised vote farm, creating a haven for the welfare-dependant whilst disregarding services and infrastructure for those already there. leyton_man
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10:29pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

leyton_man wrote:
The council is hell bent on turning the area into a ghettoised vote farm, creating a haven for the welfare-dependant whilst disregarding services and infrastructure for those already there.
Fact is. people need housing and a lot more people joining the waiting list daily.
[quote][p][bold]leyton_man[/bold] wrote: The council is hell bent on turning the area into a ghettoised vote farm, creating a haven for the welfare-dependant whilst disregarding services and infrastructure for those already there.[/p][/quote]Fact is. people need housing and a lot more people joining the waiting list daily. Cornbeefur
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12:32am Tue 13 Nov 12

mdj says...

'The council's cabinet recently approved the disposal of the sites as part of its 'garages strategy'.

Should that not read 'no garages' strategy? It's all part of the cunning plan: fewer off-street parking spaces + more cars = more lovely CPZ's. Brought to you by the same geniuses who have been continually importing people and exporting jobs for the last couple of decades.
We are governed by people who grow fat on the degeneration of our neighbourhoods: decay IS the policy.
'The council's cabinet recently approved the disposal of the sites as part of its 'garages strategy'. Should that not read 'no garages' strategy? It's all part of the cunning plan: fewer off-street parking spaces + more cars = more lovely CPZ's. Brought to you by the same geniuses who have been continually importing people and exporting jobs for the last couple of decades. We are governed by people who grow fat on the degeneration of our neighbourhoods: decay IS the policy. mdj
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8:36am Tue 13 Nov 12

happsy says...

Its true, we do need more affordable housing, as the housing lists are growing by the day..........perhaps if the powers that be stopped handing out british social housing to those who get off a plane and do not deserve handouts, there might be more housing to go around, there might not be benefit cuts and the hospital waiting lists might not be as high. Just a thought.
Its true, we do need more affordable housing, as the housing lists are growing by the day..........perhaps if the powers that be stopped handing out british social housing to those who get off a plane and do not deserve handouts, there might be more housing to go around, there might not be benefit cuts and the hospital waiting lists might not be as high. Just a thought. happsy
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9:18am Tue 13 Nov 12

Silent Majority 2009 says...

At least East Thames design a good development and the new houses should be an asset to the area. They have already built on many garage sites over the last few years so this is nothing new. To be consulted by a developer that is a Housing Association is a rare thing - take up this opportunity and attend the meetings.
At least East Thames design a good development and the new houses should be an asset to the area. They have already built on many garage sites over the last few years so this is nothing new. To be consulted by a developer that is a Housing Association is a rare thing - take up this opportunity and attend the meetings. Silent Majority 2009
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11:10am Tue 13 Nov 12

SXH says...

mdj wrote:
'The council's cabinet recently approved the disposal of the sites as part of its 'garages strategy'. Should that not read 'no garages' strategy? It's all part of the cunning plan: fewer off-street parking spaces + more cars = more lovely CPZ's. Brought to you by the same geniuses who have been continually importing people and exporting jobs for the last couple of decades. We are governed by people who grow fat on the degeneration of our neighbourhoods: decay IS the policy.
Spot on !!!!
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: 'The council's cabinet recently approved the disposal of the sites as part of its 'garages strategy'. Should that not read 'no garages' strategy? It's all part of the cunning plan: fewer off-street parking spaces + more cars = more lovely CPZ's. Brought to you by the same geniuses who have been continually importing people and exporting jobs for the last couple of decades. We are governed by people who grow fat on the degeneration of our neighbourhoods: decay IS the policy.[/p][/quote]Spot on !!!! SXH
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3:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Thunderbird4 says...

I agree with SXH. Happy said - we need more affordable housing. The Stow will provide 294 dwellings, 20, being council. (I thought they were supposed to provide 30% social housing/build.) Will the rest be affordable, and what does that mean?

The council used to be a housing developer, providing for the people who built up the infrastructure of this country, but they no longer have the expertise to do the job; its future lay in looking after the parks and flower beds, which I suspect at some time in the future, will be sponsored, and probably by housing associations.
I agree with SXH. Happy said - we need more affordable housing. The Stow will provide 294 dwellings, 20, being council. (I thought they were supposed to provide 30% social housing/build.) Will the rest be affordable, and what does that mean? The council used to be a housing developer, providing for the people who built up the infrastructure of this country, but they no longer have the expertise to do the job; its future lay in looking after the parks and flower beds, which I suspect at some time in the future, will be sponsored, and probably by housing associations. Thunderbird4
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