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East London Insights Q1 2019 - Planning & Development News

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Quarterly planning and development news from Newham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge, Hackney & Waltham Forest. 



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Next stage of £3.7 billion Custom House regeneration project given go ahead:

Newham Council has given approval for work to begin on the next stage of the Custom House redevelopment project.


Tower Hamlets

Landmark development in Hackney Wick nearing completion:

East London developer, Aitch Group, is bringing forward a number of mixed-use schemes to further regenerate the area. HWK, the umbrella brand for the developments Aitch is building, will play a vital role in attracting new businesses to the area.

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Plans approved for development near Canary Wharf:

Planning inspectors have overturned a decision by Tower Hamlets council to build development close to Canary Wharf.


Tower Hamlets Council makes 4th bid to secure planning permission for 'Limehouse Triangle':

Following three previous attempts, Tower Hamlets Council is submitting plans to the planning committee for the development of the 'Limehouse Triangle'. The scheme involves the development of a tower block of flats on a nature reserve next to the Regent's canal.

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Growth in number of small HMO's could be reined in by Redbridge Council:

Redbridge Council has completed an eight-week public consultation on its proposals to introduce a planning regulation which would remove "permitted development" rights for small HMO's.

Redbridge Council gives £2.5m cash boost to innovative Ilford homeless hostel:

Redbridge Council is giving £2.5m to a pioneering homeless hostel that is being created in Ilford town centre. The investment will enable the hostel to help more of the borough's most vulnerable rough sleepers.

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Parklets on the rise in Hackney

A growing number of Hackney residents are turning their unused parking spaces into "Parklets" to make the most of the space available on their streets.

Approval expected for homes on Hackney car centre site on Mare Street:

Approval is expected for plans which will see the long-standing Hackney Car Centre on Mare Street demolished to be used for housing.

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Waltham Forest

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91 new homes and a children's nursery planned for Hoe Street in Walthamstow:

January saw the completion of a consultation process for Walthamstow residents to submit their opinions on plans for the redevelopment of Juniper House in Hoe Street, Walthamstow.

350 new homes planned for former industrial estate:

Waltham Forest Council is expected to make a decision this month as to whether to approve or refuse planning permission for 350 affordable homes for shared ownership, shops flexible workspaces and artists' studios on the former Webbs Industrial Estate.

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Approval granted for 21-storey block of flats:

Waltham Forest Council has approved plans for 350 new homes on a site in Forest Road.

Planning permission granted for Central House redevelopment:

Following a planning meeting with London Borough Waltham Forest, permission was secured for the redevelopment of Central House, the former Strettons office in Walthamstow. The plans will be brought forward alongside Berkeley Square Developments.

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