Stewart Murray is a man on a mission – to move the London borough of Waltham Forest into the top league of regeneration. With a career in the public sector spanning 30 years, he recently joined the council as strategic director of economic growth. He has advised three different Mayors of London on the city’s growth, housing and regeneration strategies and has successfully delivered some of the most complex and largest development and transport projects in the capital. He spoke to New Start about his plans for Waltham Forest, cultural-led economic growth and why regeneration must be inclusive. You recently joined the London borough of Waltham Forest. What do you see as the key economic issues then for the area? Firstly, we are part of the dynamic, successful global city of London. I think what’s important for Waltham Forest, as well as having the benefit of the post-Olympics bounce, is that … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter – NewStart