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Langston Road Retail Park Development 


27 November 2017

The works have dragged on and, despite its promises when the Retail Park planning application was approved, the Conservative-led District Council have allowed shops to open before the roadworks are completed. Aldi should open end-November. LRA Cllr Chris Pond has been pressing the County and District Councils for a bus service to the new shops. 

14 October 2017


The works have dragged on and, despite its promises when the Retail Park planning application was approved, the Conservative-led District Council have allowed shops to open before the roadworks are completed and Colson Road re-opens (due October 20th). Aldi should open end-November.

16 September 2017

The works have dragged on and, despite its promises when the Retail Park planning application was approved, the Conservative-led District Council have allowed shops to open before the roadworks are completed. 

7 August 2017

District Council hopes the major works will be completed by end-August.  However further delays are still possible.

5 July 2017

Chigwell Lane roadworks: District Council hopes the major works will be complete by end-July. However,  further delays are still possible. More


21 July 2016

County Highways have started on the Chigwell Lane roadworks relating to the District Council's planned Langston Road retail park. These are due to carry on till December 23rd. The District Council have assured us there are no proposed closures of the highway and any disruptive works will be carried on out of hours.

Be aware that delays are likely. Traffic lights will be in place only on Sundays & nights. Signs, cones, drainage, street widening, street lighting, road surfacing & markings will be in place.

(Because they assert that there will be no disruption, the District Council turned down LRA Cllr Chris Pond’s request earlier this year for consideration of a rent reduction for traders in The Broadway.)

Langston Road retail park
The District Council has agreed to pay 10,218,000 to McLaughlin & Harvey Construction to build the park, and 2,413,082 to Walkers Construction for associated road-
works. At this time there are no negotiations with discounter brands but there is wide interest from a number of different retail areas including fashion, toys, furniture, sports, outdoor activities and food.

The current anticipated opening date for the Shopping Park is August 2017. More.