Walthamstow's Arcade Site development plans approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: An artist's impression of the development. An artist's impression of the development.

PLANS to build 121 homes, retail units and a nine screen cinema on Walthamstow's Arcade Site have been approved.

The site, on the corner of Hoe Street and High Street, has been derelict for nearly a decade following repeated failed attempts to develop the land.

Waltham Forest Council's planning committee rubber stamped the proposals at a meeting last night.

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA) is leading the project, while independent chain Empire has signed a deal to run the cinema.

It is thought building work will begin at the end of March.

 

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1:10pm Wed 9 Jan 13

AC1975 says...

BEST XMAS PRESENT EVER FOR WALTHAMSTOW! Thanks LBWF :)

Now let's build this place up. Peace.
BEST XMAS PRESENT EVER FOR WALTHAMSTOW! Thanks LBWF :) Now let's build this place up. Peace. AC1975

1:29pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Trevor 2 says...

AC1975 wrote:
BEST XMAS PRESENT EVER FOR WALTHAMSTOW! Thanks LBWF :)

Now let's build this place up. Peace.
A bit LATE for Xmas! Then again what do you expect from this Council and their shenanagins?
[quote][p][bold]AC1975[/bold] wrote: BEST XMAS PRESENT EVER FOR WALTHAMSTOW! Thanks LBWF :) Now let's build this place up. Peace.[/p][/quote]A bit LATE for Xmas! Then again what do you expect from this Council and their shenanagins? Trevor 2

1:36pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

This must be the Death Knell for the Granada Now?

Maybe the Trust can buy the Regal in Highams Park for a private club for the McGuffins to Drink and be Merry whilst they watch B Films like 'Hair of Dog Man From the Planet Zob' and Carry on up ones Khybers whilst dressed as Darleks.

Thank you Cllr Loakes, an inspiration to all! Take your tie off and relax! You have achieved more than Neil 62% Business Rate Rise Gerrard. You deserve a Knighthood.
This must be the Death Knell for the Granada Now? Maybe the Trust can buy the Regal in Highams Park for a private club for the McGuffins to Drink and be Merry whilst they watch B Films like 'Hair of Dog Man From the Planet Zob' and Carry on up ones Khybers whilst dressed as Darleks. Thank you Cllr Loakes, an inspiration to all! Take your tie off and relax! You have achieved more than Neil 62% Business Rate Rise Gerrard. You deserve a Knighthood. Cornbeefur

1:49pm Wed 9 Jan 13

E17006 says...

It isn't the death knell for the Granada. The Cinema Trust have entirely different plans - to run the Granada as an multi-use arts venue.

Have a look at their website - exciting plans!

http://walthamforest
cinematrust.com/docu
ments/Walthamstow_ci
nema_vision%20290812
.pdf
It isn't the death knell for the Granada. The Cinema Trust have entirely different plans - to run the Granada as an multi-use arts venue. Have a look at their website - exciting plans! http://walthamforest cinematrust.com/docu ments/Walthamstow_ci nema_vision%20290812 .pdf E17006

1:59pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

E17006 wrote:
It isn't the death knell for the Granada. The Cinema Trust have entirely different plans - to run the Granada as an multi-use arts venue.

Have a look at their website - exciting plans!

http://walthamforest

cinematrust.com/docu

ments/Walthamstow_ci

nema_vision%20290812

.pdf
Dead in the water now though with this exciting project.

Nobody interested in sitting in this damp old relic.

No dosh available anyhow.
[quote][p][bold]E17006[/bold] wrote: It isn't the death knell for the Granada. The Cinema Trust have entirely different plans - to run the Granada as an multi-use arts venue. Have a look at their website - exciting plans! http://walthamforest cinematrust.com/docu ments/Walthamstow_ci nema_vision%20290812 .pdf[/p][/quote]Dead in the water now though with this exciting project. Nobody interested in sitting in this damp old relic. No dosh available anyhow. Cornbeefur

2:08pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
E17006 wrote:
It isn't the death knell for the Granada. The Cinema Trust have entirely different plans - to run the Granada as an multi-use arts venue.

Have a look at their website - exciting plans!

http://walthamforest


cinematrust.com/docu


ments/Walthamstow_ci


nema_vision%20290812


.pdf
Dead in the water now though with this exciting project.

Nobody interested in sitting in this damp old relic.

No dosh available anyhow.
I thought trolls turned to stone in the sunlight.

Tolkein lied
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E17006[/bold] wrote: It isn't the death knell for the Granada. The Cinema Trust have entirely different plans - to run the Granada as an multi-use arts venue. Have a look at their website - exciting plans! http://walthamforest cinematrust.com/docu ments/Walthamstow_ci nema_vision%20290812 .pdf[/p][/quote]Dead in the water now though with this exciting project. Nobody interested in sitting in this damp old relic. No dosh available anyhow.[/p][/quote]I thought trolls turned to stone in the sunlight. Tolkein lied Alan_1976

2:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Sam Hain says...

That's why they hide under bridges presumably, Alan_1976. That may explain why this particular one seems unaware that the Leader of the Council responsible for this initiative is actually Chris Robbins not Clyde Loakes!
That's why they hide under bridges presumably, Alan_1976. That may explain why this particular one seems unaware that the Leader of the Council responsible for this initiative is actually Chris Robbins not Clyde Loakes! Sam Hain

2:57pm Wed 9 Jan 13

malpasc says...

Well I suppose it is better than having an empty space at the top of the High Street. I only hope that the retail units are let out to decent well known retailers and not more of the typical Walthamstow fare of grubby 'convenience' stores, pound shop derivatives, chicken takeaways, pawn shops, and betting shops.
Well I suppose it is better than having an empty space at the top of the High Street. I only hope that the retail units are let out to decent well known retailers and not more of the typical Walthamstow fare of grubby 'convenience' stores, pound shop derivatives, chicken takeaways, pawn shops, and betting shops. malpasc

4:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

malpasc wrote:
Well I suppose it is better than having an empty space at the top of the High Street. I only hope that the retail units are let out to decent well known retailers and not more of the typical Walthamstow fare of grubby 'convenience' stores, pound shop derivatives, chicken takeaways, pawn shops, and betting shops.
I remember when the redeveloped the Cathall Estate and let the retail units.

As the two signs were put up you could just see shambles on the way and indeed that is what happened a down market 'convenience' store although they seemed to have tidied up their act a little now.

Hopefully Betting Shops will be debarred but a Nando's will no doubt appeal to the chicken munching masses as they go to or leave the cinemas.
[quote][p][bold]malpasc[/bold] wrote: Well I suppose it is better than having an empty space at the top of the High Street. I only hope that the retail units are let out to decent well known retailers and not more of the typical Walthamstow fare of grubby 'convenience' stores, pound shop derivatives, chicken takeaways, pawn shops, and betting shops.[/p][/quote]I remember when the redeveloped the Cathall Estate and let the retail units. As the two signs were put up you could just see shambles on the way and indeed that is what happened a down market 'convenience' store although they seemed to have tidied up their act a little now. Hopefully Betting Shops will be debarred but a Nando's will no doubt appeal to the chicken munching masses as they go to or leave the cinemas. Cornbeefur

4:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Trevor 2 says...

malpasc wrote:
Well I suppose it is better than having an empty space at the top of the High Street. I only hope that the retail units are let out to decent well known retailers and not more of the typical Walthamstow fare of grubby 'convenience' stores, pound shop derivatives, chicken takeaways, pawn shops, and betting shops.
I've got a feeling your hopes will be dashed!
[quote][p][bold]malpasc[/bold] wrote: Well I suppose it is better than having an empty space at the top of the High Street. I only hope that the retail units are let out to decent well known retailers and not more of the typical Walthamstow fare of grubby 'convenience' stores, pound shop derivatives, chicken takeaways, pawn shops, and betting shops.[/p][/quote]I've got a feeling your hopes will be dashed! Trevor 2

5:32pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Techno3 says...

It shall be interesting to see how many of the construction jobs go to people in Walthamstow.
It shall be interesting to see how many of the construction jobs go to people in Walthamstow. Techno3

10:43pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Nairn says...

I understand the 'well known' shops that were interested in the retail units pulled out of the development a few years ago as it was taking too long for any progress to be made
I understand the 'well known' shops that were interested in the retail units pulled out of the development a few years ago as it was taking too long for any progress to be made Nairn

12:15am Thu 10 Jan 13

SXH says...

121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.
121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project. SXH

12:43am Thu 10 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

SXH wrote:
121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.
Islington is still exporting their riff-faff out of their still Up and Coming Environment and many of these flats will be earmarked for their 'Residents'

What will be needed hear is strict enforcement of the Flats regulations to prevent washing being flown at full and half mast and TV aerials being erected.

Most important is to stop items such as TV sets, rubbish bags and fridges being hurled off the balconies to the danger of passers by below.
[quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: 121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.[/p][/quote]Islington is still exporting their riff-faff out of their still Up and Coming Environment and many of these flats will be earmarked for their 'Residents' What will be needed hear is strict enforcement of the Flats regulations to prevent washing being flown at full and half mast and TV aerials being erected. Most important is to stop items such as TV sets, rubbish bags and fridges being hurled off the balconies to the danger of passers by below. Cornbeefur

9:52am Thu 10 Jan 13

malpasc says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote:
121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.
Islington is still exporting their riff-faff out of their still Up and Coming Environment and many of these flats will be earmarked for their 'Residents'

What will be needed hear is strict enforcement of the Flats regulations to prevent washing being flown at full and half mast and TV aerials being erected.

Most important is to stop items such as TV sets, rubbish bags and fridges being hurled off the balconies to the danger of passers by below.
I quite agree (for a change!). There should be strict controls about what people are allowed to put on their balconies. The last thing we need is yet more balconies full of old clutter, and greying bits of bedding hanging over the railings.

Also if people must have SKY TV please install a communal dish rather than allowing residents to install them all over the outside of the building.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: 121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.[/p][/quote]Islington is still exporting their riff-faff out of their still Up and Coming Environment and many of these flats will be earmarked for their 'Residents' What will be needed hear is strict enforcement of the Flats regulations to prevent washing being flown at full and half mast and TV aerials being erected. Most important is to stop items such as TV sets, rubbish bags and fridges being hurled off the balconies to the danger of passers by below.[/p][/quote]I quite agree (for a change!). There should be strict controls about what people are allowed to put on their balconies. The last thing we need is yet more balconies full of old clutter, and greying bits of bedding hanging over the railings. Also if people must have SKY TV please install a communal dish rather than allowing residents to install them all over the outside of the building. malpasc

10:58am Fri 11 Jan 13

SXH says...

malpasc wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote: 121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.
Islington is still exporting their riff-faff out of their still Up and Coming Environment and many of these flats will be earmarked for their 'Residents' What will be needed hear is strict enforcement of the Flats regulations to prevent washing being flown at full and half mast and TV aerials being erected. Most important is to stop items such as TV sets, rubbish bags and fridges being hurled off the balconies to the danger of passers by below.
I quite agree (for a change!). There should be strict controls about what people are allowed to put on their balconies. The last thing we need is yet more balconies full of old clutter, and greying bits of bedding hanging over the railings. Also if people must have SKY TV please install a communal dish rather than allowing residents to install them all over the outside of the building.
I dont think they have strict rules on what people place on balconies, we have flats in my road that were originally built back to front, there bedding hangs over window rails daily onto the street, putting the area down.
[quote][p][bold]malpasc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: 121 homes will this solve part of the shortage of homes we have in WF, or will they go to Islington and Shoreditch being as though they are leading the project.[/p][/quote]Islington is still exporting their riff-faff out of their still Up and Coming Environment and many of these flats will be earmarked for their 'Residents' What will be needed hear is strict enforcement of the Flats regulations to prevent washing being flown at full and half mast and TV aerials being erected. Most important is to stop items such as TV sets, rubbish bags and fridges being hurled off the balconies to the danger of passers by below.[/p][/quote]I quite agree (for a change!). There should be strict controls about what people are allowed to put on their balconies. The last thing we need is yet more balconies full of old clutter, and greying bits of bedding hanging over the railings. Also if people must have SKY TV please install a communal dish rather than allowing residents to install them all over the outside of the building.[/p][/quote]I dont think they have strict rules on what people place on balconies, we have flats in my road that were originally built back to front, there bedding hangs over window rails daily onto the street, putting the area down. SXH

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