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Conservation designation consultation

Residents are being asked to give their views on proposals for two new Conservation Areas around Lloyd Park and Bakers Arms town centre. Waltham Forest already has 12 Conservation Areas that help protect and promote the best of the borough’s heritage and built environment.


Councillor Clare Coghill, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets, said, “Both of these areas are very special in their own right and providing the protection conservation area status affords will help us retain and enhance them for future generations.


“The special architectural and historic features in these unique locations give them each a character all of their own. It’s important that as the borough goes through an unprecedented level of growth that we are mindful of our heritage and preserve the appearance of the areas that make Waltham Forest special.”


Conservation Area designation influences the way in which the Council, as the local planning authority, deals with planning applications and development proposals that may affect the area. Certain categories of work need planning permission when they affect buildings or structures in a conservation area.


The architecture around Lloyd Park is particularly notable because of a significant amount of Warner Housing in the area. The proposed Conservation area also includes the grade 2* listed William Morris Gallery.


Bakers Arms is located on the historic crossroads of Lea Bridge Road, Hoe Street and High Road Leyton. The area includes the grade 2 listed Master Bakers Benevolent Institution Almshouses erected between 1857 and 1866.


Both consultations will be launched on Friday 15 May and run for a four-week period through to 15 June. The Council will deliver letters to all businesses and residents within the proposed areas and will also be holding public drop-in sessions.


For the Lloyd Park area, the drop-in session will be held in the Acanthus Room of the William Morris Gallery on 3 June between 4pm and 8pm and for the Bakers Arms area at the Hornbeam Centre (458 Hoe Street) on 4 June between 3pm and 7pm.


For more information visit the Council’s website at www.walthamforest.gov.uk email comments to the Urban Design Team at Urbandesign@walthamforest.gov.uk or call 0208 496 3000.



PHOTOS:



  1. The new town square created last year at Bakers Arms.

  2. Warner Homes near Lloyd Park.


 

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