A senior town hall official has left her post, it has been announced.

Deputy chief executive for environment and regeneration, Shifa Mustafa, left the council on Friday as part of major changes to its 'Redefining Waltham Forest' programme.

The programme aims to make savings while promote growth and development in one of London's smallest economies. 

A spokeswoman for the council has confirmed Ms Mustafa post, which was renamed from chief executive for environment in July, has been axed. 

In an email to staff and councillors this morning, council chief exeutive Martin Esom has said there will be changes to senior management in the regeneration department. 

The council statement released today sets out their latest phase of the programme aimed at finding £45 million in savings over the next ten years. 

It added: "With the growing private rented sector and need for more affordable housing affecting Waltham Forest and other parts of London, we recognise that housing needs to be a key part of our plans.

"To enable this focus, we have made some changes to our senior management structure, which includes deleting the Chief Executive: Growth and Regeneration post.

"Over the past six years Shifa has made a valuable contribution to improving Waltham Forest.

"She successfully led her team to deliver a number of regeneration projects and has helped the borough attract substantial external investment which has been vital for our journey thus far and going forward."