It's ten years ago since the owners of a dog racing stadium were forced to go back to the drawing board over their plans to redevelop the site.

The owner of Walthamstow Stadium has been forced to revise its plans for a housing estate on the site.

London & Quadrant will go back to the drawing board after criticisms of the current proposal for 300 homes and other facilities in Chingford Road.

Waltham Forest Council and Greater London Authority said they were not convinced that the planned leisure provision, which comprised of a multi-purpose gym and a nursery, was adequate replacement for the loss of the greyhound racing track.

And English Heritage also criticised the application, which included an eight-storey block, saying the scale was too great.

L&Q has confirmed it is revising its plans in the light of ‘comments received’ but is yet to provide any further detail.

But the Guardian understands the revision has been prompted by concerns over the proposed leisure facilities.

The housing association has been negotiating with the council and GLA over a possible compensation payment of £1.75m for improvements to nearby Walthamstow Pool &Track.

Mike Johnson, L&Q director of development, said: “In response to extensive consultation with local communities, the planning department and other statutory consultees we have taken on board comments received and are currently revising our plans to show how these have been incorporated into our designs.

“This is standard part of the planning process.”

L&Q purchased the stadium in 2008 and its attempt to develop the site has been beset by problems.

A determined campaign by the Save Our Stow group to re-introduce greyhound racing to the site has ensured L&Q’s every move has come under public scrutiny.

The housing association fell out with its original architects and then became embroiled in a row with MPs Iain Duncan Smith and Stella Creasy after accusing them of being part of a campaign of intimidation to retain the dog track.

L&Q later apologised.