Consultation into Forest Gate redevelopment

The proposals for Forest Gate (picture: Wagstaffs)

The proposals for Forest Gate (picture: Wagstaffs) - Credit: Wagstaffs

A video has been released to show how Forest Gate could look following a significant redevelopment.

https://vimeo.com/144368079

The road layout and public space around the train station is set to be amended in order to improve access around the area.

Funding has been secured to deliver improvements at Manor Park, Forest Gate and Maryland stations ahead of them becoming part of the new Crossrail route.

A consultation is currently taking place on the suggested new layout for Forest Gate and how the experience of using the area outside the station could be improved.

There is also the chance to find out more about the scheme at a question and answer session at The Gate Community Neighbourhood Centre on Thursday.

Running between 6pm and 8pm, it is the chance to put forward any concerns or queries you may have and receive a response from a council officer.

While there, you can also view larger plans and photographs of the proposals.

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These currently include a number of potential drop off/pick up points, a wider footpath, a new signal junction and a 20mph speed limit.

Once the consultation finishes on Friday, November 20, public feedback will be used to produce a report.

There will then be an application to cabinet in the autumn of next year for permission to start building the scheme, which will take into account any amendments from the consultation responses.

Work is expected to be finished by spring 2018, ready for the Crossrail service which is set to begin later that year.

You can complete the consultation and see the video at newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Crossrail-consultation.aspx

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