Following the closure of the British Aerospace site at Woodford a while back, Harrow Estates are proposing to build “Woodford Garden Village” on the site – a development of 950 houses.
Because the site has previously been developed, any owner has the right to build something there, but the question is what and how.
The Council is launching a consultation on what’s called the “Supplementary Planning Document” or SPD for the site. This essentially says “Given the proposals on the table and the Council’s planning policy, here’s what could be developed on the site and how it could be done.” The aim of an SPD is to give the developer guidance on what’s acceptable.
The SPD for Woodford is currently in draft form and the consultation will run over the next few weeks. For more information, please see the Council’s web pages here.