Stop Council’s Plan to Build Flats on Leyton Marshes

Please sign this petition against Waltham Forest’s proposals to build flats on the Waterworks, Leyton Marshes:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-council-s-plan-to-build-on-leyton-marshes

The former golf course at Leyton Marshes

The former golf course at the Waterworks, Leyton Marshes

We love the Lower Lea Valley marshes (Leyton marshes, Walthamstow marshes and Hackney marshes). We love having such an amazing, unique, open green space on our doorstep, a place to reconnect with nature and let our imaginations run wild right in the heart of one of the most densely populated cities in the world. And we want to make sure the marshes are there for future generations to enjoy.

This is why we are devastated to learn that the London Borough of Waltham Forest has launched a consultation on their vision for the Lea Valley Eastside (http://walthamforest-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/leabridge/leyton), which involves rezoning the large swathe of green open space around The WaterWorks Centre – part of Leyton marshes – for housing. This can be seen on page 26 of the document, where the site is marked in blue, symbolising residential development. This land is Metropolitan Open Land, which means it should be protected from all inappropriate development, just like Green Belt land. If these plans are approved, then the spectre of our marshes disappearing under high-rise tower blocks comes one step closer.

We have until the end of January to tell the Council – loud and clear – that we will not tolerate building on our marshes. If we can stop these plans in their tracks, then we have a chance to save our marshes for the future.

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One Response to Stop Council’s Plan to Build Flats on Leyton Marshes

  1. James Cracknell says:

    Hi there

    We are launching a letters page for our January edition. Apologies that this is short notice but if someone from Save Lea Marshes wanted to write a 200-word letter on the subject of “Lea Valley Eastside” I’d need to have it by Thursday this week.

    Regards

    *James Cracknell* Editor *Waltham Forest Echo*

    On 18 December 2016 at 21:51, Save Lea Marshes (SLM) wrote:

    > 1leytonmarshlover posted: “Please sign this petition against Waltham > Forest’s proposals to build flats on the Waterworks, Leyton Marshes: > https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-council-s- > plan-to-build-on-leyton-marshes We love the Lower Lea Valley marshes > (Leyton” >

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