How Can I Help?

Now that the plans have been approved by Waltham Forest Council, the plans will go to the GLA and London Mayor for Stage 2 approval. Once these plans are live on the mayor’s planning portal, we will be able to comment with our objections. Until then, there is still work to be done in getting our campaign and this development on the agenda. 

You can: 

Write to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. He has the power to refuse this application, so it’s vital we get him engaged with our campaign. 

  1. Download this letter template, add your name and any other comments 
  2. Start an email to mayor@london.gov.uk
  3. Your email subject: URGENT – Toxic Redevelopment of Lea Bridge Gasworks
  4. Your message: Please see attached letter 
  5. Attach your letter and send

Write to Jennette Arnold (our GLA member) and tell her your concerns. She is paid £70,225 a year to represent her constituents at the GLA level. It’s important that we engage her with our campaign and get her to put pressure on the mayor. 

  1. Download this letter template, add your name and any other comments 
  2. Start an email to jennette.arnold@london.gov.uk
  3. Your email subject: URGENT – Toxic Redevelopment of Lea Bridge Gasworks
  4. Your message: Please see attached letter
  5. Attach your letter and send

Write to Stella Creasy (our MP) and tell her your concerns. She is paid £80,000+ a year to represent her constituents at a parliamentary level. If she engages with our campaign, she could help to influence the mayor’s decision. 

  1. Download this letter template, add your name and any other comments 
  2. Start an email to stella@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk
  3. Your email subject: URGENT – Toxic Redevelopment of Lea Bridge Gasworks
  4. Your message: Please see attached letter
  5. Attach your letter and send

Gasworks Communities United (GCU) 

We are a founding member of Gasworks Communities United (GCU), an alliance of communities affected by Berkeley Homes’s development of disused gasworks sites in the UK. We have come together to fight for the safe and community-led development of these sites.

Gasworks Communities United is calling for: 

  1. Tighter regulation of gasworks remediation and independent scrutiny of developers’ strategies, to prevent pollutants becoming airborne and contaminating groundwater
  2. Detailed health research to assess the redevelopment risks, prioritising vulnerable individuals rather than the normative population
  3. In-depth consultation with the community on affordable housing, density, height of buildings and infrastructure.

The other constituent members of Gasworks Communities United are: 

Get Involved

Looking to get involved, or want more information?cbc.leabridge@gmail.com