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LSCC - Future Towns Conference Ilford Town Centre – A Case Study . Marc Myers, Chairman, Ilford BID Ltd. Mark Lucas Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer, London Borough of Redbridge . Presented by. 2 nd December 2013 . 2.
Ilford BID Ltd
Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer,
London Borough of Redbridge
2nd December 2013
First rail service arrived in Ilford in 1839 via the ‘Eastern Counties Railway’
The Metropolitan Town Centre of Ilford is designated an Opportunity Area in the Mayor’s London Plan
Ilford Town Centre, located in the north east of London
55 hectares in size
c24,000 residents live in and around the Town Centre boundary
Ilford is under 20mins from London Liverpool Street via the Greater Anglia mainline.
Redbridge ethnicity highlights,
Adopted in 2008 and identifies 35 opportunity sites over 19 hectares, that collectively have the potential to deliver:-
More than 5,000 new homes, in the long term.
Approximately 95,000 m² (gross) of new and replacement High Street retail, restaurants, café, leisure and cultural uses.
Other active ground floor uses (i.e. secondary, retail, service/ community uses, residential/ office entrances) and new/ replacement small scale commercial and employment uses.
A range of social, education, health and leisure facilities to serve the existing and new populations.
Our award winning website
(Local Government IT Excellence Awards - Socitm 2010)
offers virtual tour and 3D animation of over 20 development opportunity sites
Our ‘Ilford’ App, available from the Apple Store, offering 3D animation and due diligence for over 20 development opportunity sites
In partnership with VirtualViewing
Council H.Q., - 1,300 staff
The Met. Police - 580 Officers
Probations Service - 112 staff
Integrated Youth Service Contracts (IYSC) – 28 staff
Redbridge College – 16 staff/ 620 students
Redbridge Library - 100 staff
Tunnelling Academy – 150 students, totalling 3,500 students
Representing10% of the total footfall of the Exchange Shopping Centre
Voluntary ban on high strength liquor
Police and the Council seeking voluntary agreements with off licences to restrict the sales of high strength beers and ciders so as to impact upon the street drinkers problem that has emerged in the town over the last 3-4 years.
Betting & gambling – emerging policies
The Council have recently resolved to write to the Home Office and express concerns at the proliferation of betting shops and high stakes gaming machines within the town centre
Ilford Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ) 2010
Restricts the number of alcohol licensed premises, (Pubs, off-licences, Take-aways)
£2.3m - BID business rates uplift
£5.1m - Urban Integration Study – Crossrail Ltd, Transport for London & London Borough of Redbridge
£3.2m - in S.106 receipts
£2m - ‘Better Barkingside’ project funded by the Mayor’s Regeneration fund
c£2.1m - TfL funding for Town Centres’ highways improvements
£8m - Value of Community Infrastructure Levy notices issued since Jan 2012. (excludes Mayoral CIL)