Yesterday saw a return to a real life planning committee at Waltham Forest, with our proposals for the former Wood Street Library site approved by Members.  This scheme designed by Haworth Tompkins will see this site transformed with a new building, which will include a ground floor ‘Families and Homes Hub’ for the community and 67 flats above.

The Hub will give Waltham Forest residents access to the Families and Homes teams in a safe and welcoming environment.  It will help the Council better engage with residents most in need of those services, in line with their commitment to building better services and putting Waltham Forest residents at the heart of everything they do.  67 homes will be built as part of the development to help fund the new community facilities, 50% of which will be affordable homes, prioritised for local people.