Walthamstow Stadium flats plan approved

Controversial plans to build a housing estate at Walthamstow Stadium have been approved.

Walthamstow Stadium gone to the dogs

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Walthamstow Stadium may soon be home to flats Credit: ITN

The famous Walthamstow Stadium that hosted racing for 75 years, may soon be turned into flats.

A plan to build around 300 flats and a leisure complex at the east London stadium was last night approved by Waltham Forest Council.

Local MPs came together and urged for the plan to be rejected. MPs opposing the plans included Conservative Iain Duncan Smith and Labour's Stella Creasy. They argued that the scheme provides no social rented properties and that few of the flats will be affordable.

However, london Housing Association L&Q says the plans to include the new homes and public spaces will create new jobs and will bring investment to the area.

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Plans to build housing estate at Walthamstow Stadium approved

Controversial plans to build a housing estate at Walthamstow Stadium have been approved. The planning application for 294 homes at Walthamstow Stadium was narrowly approved last night following a heated council meeting which lasted three and a half hours.

Councillors who voted for the plans were confronted by angry campaigners at the end of the night.

The application will now be referred to London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority.