Lea Bridge Gasworks Redevelopment

The Scheme

Proposed gasworks site adjacent to the Clementina Estate

The Lea Bridge Gasworks was opened in 1853, and served as an operational gasworks site until 2012, when the gas holders were decommissioned – there is still a large Pressure Reduction Station on site.

In their Environmental Impact Assessment, Ramboll have identified numerous hazardous materials – including ARSENIC, BENZENE, CYANIDE and NAPHTHALENE – that are harmful to human health.

The development of the historic Lea Bridge Gasworks is being run by St William – a joint venture between Berkeley Group and National Grid. With the encouragement of Waltham Forest Borough Council. 

Their plans show 10 buildings of varying heights directly behind the Clementina Estate – the highest being 17 and 18-storey tower blocks. These will be made up of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats, with a small percentage earmarked as ‘affordable’.

The development will open on to the corner of Clementina and Perth, and on the other side at Orient Way.

Our request to the Developers and the Council is that they listen and respond to the families that live here – we want the area to improve for all of us. We say yes to housing, no to harming our community.

Berkeley – St William’s plans for the development, numbers of storeys indicated

Things to read

Lea Bridge Gas Works planning application on the Waltham Forest website

Waltham Forest Draft Local Plan

Waltham Forest Planning Committee response

Draft Lea Bridge Area Framework: Lea Bridge Area Framework | Waltham Forest Council 

Stage 2 final report Mayor’s letter: Planning Application 2020/6355

Key people at Waltham Forest Borough Council

Ward councillor Masood Ahmad

Ward councillor Jennifer Whilby

Ward councillor Mohammad Ashgar cllr.mohammad.asghar@walthamforest.gov.uk

Simon Miller Economic Growth and Housing Development cllr.simon.miller@walthamforest.gov.uk

Stella Creasy MP for Waltham Forest

Get Involved

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