Plans for 500 new homes and a redesigned town centre got the green light before Christmas. Developer Capital & Regional, which owns the shopping centre, proposes to build four tower blocks, including one of 29 storeys that will be the tallest in Waltham Forest by 14 storeys. Critics objected to there being only 20 per cent affordable homes.
In the Wood Street area, Feature17 is the new name of the regenerating Marlowe Road Estate, where the council and developer Countryside are demolishing 338 homes and building 436 new ones, with 246 for private sale, 150 for social rent and 40 for shared ownership. The first residents move in this summer and the scheme will complete by the end of 2024. From £371,000 for a onebedroom flat. Call 020 3909 7088.
Eclipse is a Taylor Wimpey scheme of 499 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats in Blackhorse Lane. There are 91 now being sold off-plan, with people moving in at the end of the year. From £446,000 for a two-bedroom flat. Call 020 3780 3096.
Eclipse lies within the scope of the Blackhorse Lane Area Action Plan, where there are plans for a creative industries zone and up to 2,500 new homes. Legal & General is building 440 flats at Blackhorse Mills for private rent, while Telford Homes has permission for 337 new homes at Equipment Works in Forest Road, and Transport for London, Barratt Homes and housing association L&Q plan 350 homes opposite the station.