The Mall – planning application

The long awaited planing application has finally been submitted to LB Waltham Forest. The detailed part of the application is for part demolition of The Mall, and its replacement and extension by an additional 8,769 sqm to be used for shops, food and drink and leisure, creation of 42 residential units up to a maximum height of 49 metres, redesign of Town Square, including new children’s play space, landscaping and lighting. A further element of the application in in outline. Permission is sought for up to 460 residential units within two “low” buildings and two “tall” buildings above the podium of The Ball. The tall buildings could rise up to 132.5m.

You may recall back in March, AE17 wrote to the developers Capital & Regional following the public consultation event, expressing its concerns over the form of the application (specifically an outline application for the residential towers) as well as providing some commentary regarding the design, layout and appearance of the proposals. As a reminder, our previous blog on the plans, which includes our letter to Capital & Regional, can be found here:

The group will now be considering a formal representation to the plans at its next meeting on 29th June. Our initial view is that we are disappointed that very little appears to have changed since the public consultation. In particular, Capital & Regional has not taken on board our suggestion that a full detailed application should have been submitted. In the meantime, to save you the pain of navigating WF’s website, the key documentation has been downloaded at the links below. Please be patient when downloading as the file sizes are substantial.

Proposed plans

Design Code

You can access all of the application documents by going to the following link and inserting the application ID 171355.


We will be updating this blog in due course and will include our final representation when it has been submitted to WF.

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