Station Details


Station NameChingford
Station CodeCHI
Station OwnerLondon Overground
Developable Area13.91ha
Development Capacity1,043 homes (at 75dph)
Local Planning AuthorityWaltham Forest
2021 Housing Delivery Test - Homes Required2,808
2021 Housing Delivery Test - Homes Delivered2,787
2021 Housing Delivery Test - Score99%
2021 Housing Delivery Test - ConsequenceNone
Green BeltLondon
Green Belt Area13.91ha ( 100% of the potential development area)
Network Rail RegionLondon
Network Rail Sub-RegionOuter London - East and North East
Passengers, 2020 - 2021562,644
Passengers, 2019 - 20202,020,496
UK Station Passenger Rank (Use)271

Development Potential

England's busiest station (apart from those serving airports) had 4,170,558 passenger movements in the period 2019-2020. The station with the least was 68. Chingford station had 2,020,496 passengers enter or exit it during this period. That's roughly 5,551 people per day.

For a station with this number of passengers passing through it each year a density of 75 homes per hectare is reasonable, based on its proximity to major population centres and existing infrastructure.

Chingford is located within the London railway region. The potential area for development around the station (excluding existing buildings, national parks, flood zones, public green space, protected habitats, areas of outstanding natural beauty, world heritage sites and surface water) is approximately 13.91ha.

Assuming an appropriate (but not prevailing) development density of 75 dwellings per hectare, this area has a development capacity of around 1,043 homes.

The station sits within Waltham Forest planning authority, which in 2021 achieved a Housing Delivery Test Score of 99%, having delivered 2,787 homes from a target of 2,808. There are no consequences for the planning authority as a result.

The total capacity of all Waltham Forest's stations is 1,043 homes. That's 37% of its total 2021 Housing Delivery Test requirement.

Taking green belt into account, the capacity of Waltham Forest's stations is 0 homes without building on protected land. That's 0% of its total 2021 Housing Delivery Test requirement.