Following engagement with the local community and feedback received, a planning application for the Families and Homes Hub and enabling residential development on the former Wood Street Library site was submitted on 29 January 2021 (reference number 210250).
The new, replacement library was formally opened on Thursday 13 August 2020, 500 metres from the former site as part of the Marlowe Road redevelopment, and offers community meeting spaces, digital access for the public, and a café with profits invested back into the library. The new library is fit for purpose and offers a more cost-efficient and modern way to deliver vital library services to the community.
The proposals for the new Hub and enabling residential development include:
- 750 sqm Families and Homes Hub
- 50 sqm commercial floorspace
- 67 new homes, including 50% affordable homes for local people
- A residents’ garden
- 4 accessible parking spaces
After the application was submitted, it went through a validation process and is now available to view online. The statutory consultation period has now started, during which residents can view and comment on the planning application. If approved, work is likely to begin in October 2021.
Comments on this scheme can be made until Friday 5 March 2021.
Residents can submit their comments by emailing email@example.com or writing to:
London Borough of Waltham Forest
The Magistrates Building, Town Hall Complex
The deadline for receiving comments is Friday 5 March 2021.
The application and all feedback received will be considered by the Planning Committee. When the date of the next Planning Committee meeting has been confirmed, we will send out another newsletter informing residents of this.