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Ive Farm Redevelopment Plans Take Shape

Enabling work on the redevelopment of Ive Farm in Leyton, which will provide a range of first class outdoor sporting facilities, along with a brand new pavilion, is due to start shortly.

Planning consent was granted earlier this month for Waltham Forest Council’s redevelopment plans for the Ive Farm site, which will deliver enhanced sporting facilities for the borough.

The new sporting facility will include two full-size 3G/4G outdoor sport pitches, a 60m sprint track and four-court beach volleyball arena, informal seating, a new pavilion (including changing rooms, multi-purpose room, reception, office and cafe), flood lighting facilities, car parking off Orient Way and public realm improvements.

The development will allow existing outdoor sports facilities currently provided at the nearby Score Centre to be enhanced and relocated. The Score Centre is also earmarked for redevelopment which would include residential use, along with improved indoor sporting facilities.

Cllr Clare Coghill, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets said: “The redevelopment of Ive Farm will form an important part of our wider regeneration plans for the Leyton and Lea Bridge area, which include the development of more homes and first-class facilities for new and existing residents.

“The Ive Farm redevelopment will provide more state-of-the-art sporting facilities for our residents to use and enjoy, helping people to stay active and enjoy participating within their local community. We are keen for local residents to play a role in shaping our plans for Ive Farm, and will have more information on how they can get involved shortly.”

From Monday 30 January 2017 initial enabling works will start to take place to ensure safety on site. These works will include the demolition and removal of the existing pavilion, in preparation for the new pavilion being built. This work will be undertaken by Clifford Devlin Ltd.

The Council is also in the process of appointing a contractor to undertake clearance work on the site, which is likely to commence in early February. This will include the removal of some trees, but these will be replaced to ensure there is no loss in tree numbers as a result of this project.

Every effort will be taken to minimise noise and disruption while work is taking place. The Council has also written to residents living near to Ive Farm to update them on the plans, and will continue to engage with local residents throughout the redevelopment.

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