Friday, 13 February 2015

Lea Bridge Station update

Please see this extract from Stella Creasey MP's newsletter: 

"Regenerating Walthamstow: Lea Bridge Station & St James St Updates 

This week I have had updates on two local regeneration projects which I know are of interest to local residents. Firstly, many residents have been in touch regarding the proposed rebuilding and opening of the Lea Bridge Station which was planned for December 2015. The Council have now informed me that three rail freight operators have raised objections during the consultation regarding the new station proposals. I have been assured that  Network Rail are now working through the objections with the rail freight operators and the council are confident they can be resolved to allow work to start.  It is not currently clear how long it will take to resolve these objections.  The Council expects to have a better idea "during the spring" as to when the works are likely to start.  I have asked for more information on this and will update this e-newsletter as soon as I have details as to what this may mean for this project."

There is a WF Lea Bridge Ward Community Forum this week, Wednesday 3rd February, 6-30pm at the Lea Bridge Library Lea Bridge Road (near Markhouse/ Church Road corner). Cllr Masood Ahmad, who will chair the meeting, went to election last May on the basis that the station reconstruction was already an achievement.  Anyone can attend the meeting although the Chair may limit speaking rights to residents. High numbers attending would underline public interest in the station being reopened.

Claire

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