Plans for the redevelopment of Walthamstow Station were unveiled to the public at the weekend (14th/15th May).
Considering the scale of the development, there appears to have been barely any publicity for the event held in Walthamstow Library. Its part of a 500 million pound deal for Solum Regeneration (a partnership between Kier & Network Rail) to redevelop a number of stations.
Solum’s plans for Epsom station have recently been heavily critisised by CABE (the government’s advisor on architecture,urban design and public space) who urged the local council to reject the scheme.
(UPDATE: Solum says it sent out 10,000 letters to residents and advertised the event in the Waltham Forest Guardian. The fact that the new MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy was completely unaware of the consultation might suggest promotion was minimal!)
To send feedback on the Walthamstow proposal mail:
Southwark Bridge Road, SE19HA
Here are the details of the exhibition:
Come along and have your say….
Solum Regeneration Partnership, a joint venture between Network Rail and Kier Property, is seeking the views of the local community on proposals to regenerate the area next to Walthamstow Central station fronting onto Hoe Street. The area currently comprises the Hoe Street entrance to Walthamstow Central station, station facilities and car parking.
A public exhibition will be held in Walthamstow Library, High Street
Friday 14 May, 2 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 15 May, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
The event will give you an opportunity to view the proposals and let us know what you think before we submit a planning application.
The proposals will transform the site into a vibrant new gateway to Walthamstow town centre providing new housing for local people as well as creating a new station piazza.
Walthamstow Central station will remain open throughout the redevelopment and no car parking spaces will be lost.