St James St Car Park

You will all know that we were in the process of buying the Car Park site when Cllr Coghill reneged on the deal.

So when we saw that LBWF were asking for expressions of interest for a “temporary use” we submitted our proposal. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

This was an extremely innovative proposal providing cheap no-bills housing for young people in return for their input into activities on the site. There would have been a whole range of affordable pop-up options, growing spaces and genuine community involvement.

So we are sad to see that Waltham Forest Council have gone with CRATE instead. This is about business, business rates etc not community. Sure that there are many businesses that will welcome CRATE and we wish them all the best.

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