Public consultation for Forest Road

Over the past few months we have been developing proposals to improve the layout of Forest Road based on feedback from the surveys residents and businesses took part in last May.

The next stage for the scheme is public consultation, and we want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the scheme design we have produced, to further shape the proposals.

To help manage the consultation stage of the Forest Road scheme effectively, we have split the route into sections and will consult on each section between now and the end of 2017. By splitting the route into sections we are able to spend more time finding out what local people think of the designs near to them, so that the finished road reflects what people want. By doing things in stages, we can also minimise the impact on residents when construction takes place.

The following table breaks down the sections and consultation dates so that you know when to get involved.

Section of Forest RoadConsultation datesConsultation results
Ferry Lane to Forest Road (Walthamstow Wetlands)29 February to 20 March 2016Ferry Lane to Forest Road (Walthamstow Wetlands) consultation results
Blackhorse Road junction to Palmerston Road29 February to 20 March 2016Blackhorse Road junction to Palmerston Road junction consultation results
Palmerston Road to Hoe Street8 to 31 July 2016Summer 2017
Blackhorse Road junction5 to 28 July 2017Autumn 2017
Hoe Street Junction5 to 28 July 2017Autumn 2017
Hoe Street to Wood StreetTo be confirmed*To be confirmed*

Take part in the consultation

Blackhorse Road junction (Standard junction) - closes 28 July

Hoe Street junction (Bell junction) - closes 28 July


What happens next?

All of the feedback received will be grouped, carefully analysed and used to shape the final design. Where there are elements of the scheme that are not well supported by residents and businesses, we will look at these again. Where it’s possible to make changes based on your comments and suggestions we will, and where we can’t we will explain why.

A summary of the results and feedback will be sent to everyone who took part after the public consultation stage has ended. This will set out the results and how they have been used to help shape the final design. This will also be available on the website for everyone to see. Before we get to the design stage, Transport for London (TfL) will also need to approve all of our plans as the funders of the scheme Programme.

Giving your views on the other sections of Forest Road

We will notify residents when the consultation for the remaining sections of Forest Road is launching, and don’t forget to sign up to our monthly email on the homepage and we’ll notify you about upcoming consultations and give updates about the many projects we’re working on.