Planning Application

Since 2014, REAch2 Academy Trust have been committed to opening a new primary school in Waltham Forest. We were very disappointed to announce delays back in 2017 through no fault of the Trust or wider project team, but we are delighted to inform you that our proposal will be going to a Planning Committee in March 2019 to determine the next steps.

To ensure we can continue towards delivering a brand new primary school, we need the local community’s support towards the scheme. It is important that Waltham Forest Council understands that local people are supportive of this much need Primary School.

A public consultation is already underway you can find more by clicking on the following link – www.leabridgedepot.co.uk

To show your support – please send an email to dmconsultations@walthamforest.gov.uk. A template letter has been prepared for you here.

Any show of support must be submitted by Friday 22nd March 2019.

The proposed site is currently home to a Thames Water Depot and if successful, will see the site transformed from 96% concrete hardstanding to over 60% green space, including playing fields, ecological areas and tree planting. Public access will be provided to the site for the first time since the mid-1800s.

The provision of the new schools will assist in meeting the projected need for school places and enable genuine choice for local parents and their children. The proposed scheme will also provide community access to sports facilities, enable greater public access to the site, deliver significant public realm benefits and create around 180 new jobs.