Two chances to contribute before Council put the Stamford Hill Area Action Plan out for consultation

There are two further opportunities to get involved at consultation meetings on the Stamford Hill Area Action Plan before it goes to the Hackney Council Cabinet in January 2017, when it will be put out for wider consultation.

These are open to all and free to attend: –

Thursday 3 November
5.30pm-8.30pm

Stamford Hill Community Centre, Stamford Hill Estate, London N16 6RS

Sunday 6 November
10.30am-2.30pm

Oak Tree Community Centre, 77 Bethune Rd, London N16 5ED

The Council and consultants have issued an Interim Report available here which gives an idea of the current thinking.

The issues seen as facing the area include:

– The need for accommodation for single people and large families
– The potential for all-round improvement of Stamford Hill Broadway
– The introduction of ‘character areas’
– The need to regularise shopping streets and areas like Dunsmure Road and Oldhill Street
– Areas identified for small-scale housing development
– How to improve representation the on the Area Action Plan panel

– Concerns about the need to house more residents and development ‘intensification’

In the meantime if you have any questions your are invited to call Sue Cooke AAP at Hackney Council on 020 8356 7740

Meetings on Housing March 9th & Education March 17th

Hackney: A Place to Call Home

Hackney Council is holding a public meeting at Stoke Newington Town Hall on Wednesday 9th March at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

It will discuss housing in Hackney and forms part of the Council’s year-long public consultation. Hackney: A Place for Everyone, will be an opportunity for people to get a greater understanding of the policy and legislative context, debate the issues, and help shape our future approach to housing and meeting the challenges. Together, what can we do to make sure Hackney remains a place to call home? Hear from a panel representing Hackney tenants and private renters, the London Assembly, the London School of Economics, and more, and ask them your questions.

If you have a question for the panel to consider, please email james.willsher@hackney.gov.uk though there may not be time to answer all questions.

Register for your free ticket from Eventbrite

Area Action Plan Education Workshop 17th March Oak Tree Community Centre

There is another planning workshop open to all, this time to discuss education in Stamford Hill and how it could improve on Thursday 17th March at the the Oak Tree Community Centre Ltd, 77 Bethune Rd, London N16 5ED starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 8.00pm.

This is part of the Area Action Plan consultation process.

It is organised by Plan Projects on behalf of the council. For more information, contact Ivan Tennant on 020 7739 207 or ivan@plan-projects.co.uk.

Education Planning Workshop 17th March

Area Action Plan Education Workshop 17th March Oak Tree Community Centre

There is another planning workshop open  to all to discuss  education in Stamford Hill could improve on Thursday 17th March at the the Oak Tree Community Centre Ltd, 77 Bethune Rd, London N16 5ED starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 8.00pm.

This is part of the Area Action Plan consultation process and will  discuss local education issues and how to improve them.

It is organised by Plan Projects on behalf of the council. For more information contact Ivan Tennant on 020 7739 207 or ivan@plan-projects.co.uk.

Transport Planning Workshop Tuesday 1st March

Area Action:Transport Workshop, 1st March Oak Tree Community Centre

We have received very late notice of a planning workshop to discuss how the transport arrangements in Stamford Hill could improve this Tuesday 1st March at the the Oak Tree Community Centre Ltd, 77 Bethune Rd, London N16 5ED starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 8.00pm.

People from Hackney’s transport team will be present and it will be an ideal opportunity to discuss local transport needs with key officers.  This is part of the Area Action Plan consultation process and will also involve ward councillors.

It will discuss local transport issues and how to improve them.

It is organised by Plan Projects on behalf of the council. For more information contact Ivan Tennant on 020 7739 207 or ivan@plan-projects.co.uk.

 

Wilmer Place: two big wins!

Stokey Local has announced two big wins on the Wilmer Place development. Here are their headlines:-

“First an apology: it has been more than six months since our last update. However, we (or at least our very own ‘planning nerd’ Nick Perry and his team of volunteer experts) have not been idle.

We can report:-

  • An out of court settlement has provided us with the Financial Viability Assessments (and indicates that the planning committee were misinformed).
  • The developer Newmark Properties have sold the site and the new owner looks set to resell it in at least two parcels (which would preclude the original overdevelopment ever being realised).”

You can read the full report and background here.

Housing Planning Workshop this Tuesday 1st December 2015

The next workshop to discuss local housing needs will be on

6.00 pm Tuesday 1st December

Stamford Hill Community Centre,

Stamford Hill Estate,

London N16 6RS

Plan projects report that the workshop held on the 24th November attracted 40 participants over the course of the evening. Collectively, the event achieved a very good representation of people from different ethnic and religious groups in the community.

They say that overcrowding, affordability and additional housing for older residents and families where key massages. Also that there were concerns that, if a significant quantity of new housing is to be delivered, people called for improved infrastructure, and that important assets, such as green spaces, be safeguarded.

The next event on 1st December will engage participants in how to address these issues of need and invite people, with the support of our project architects, to set out how they would go about developing major sites in the neighbourhood.

There are again two sessions you may join:-

Session one –     5.30pm for refreshments

6pm workshop start (and will last 1hr 15mins)

or

Session two –     7.45pm for refreshments

8.15pm workshop start (and will last 1hr 15mins)

If you have any questions before the meeting, please call Ivan Tennant from the consultants running the workshops on 020 7739 3007, or email him at ivan@plan-projects.co.uk

You can find out more about the area the Action Plan process, reports from previous workshops and the overall timetable here.

 

New Housing Need Workshop Tuesday 24th November 2015

As part of the consultation process to build what it calls an “evidence base” for the area Action Plan Hackney Council is conducting a series of public workshops open to all with residents, Ward councillors and the Hackney Planning team.

The next workshop looking at housing need in Stamford Hill is on

Tuesday 24th November

At Stamford Hill Community Centre,

Stamford Hill Estate,

London N16 6RS.

On account of the high anticipated demand, there will be two sessions. They are timetabled as follows:

Session one –     5.30pm for refreshments

6pm workshop start (and will last 1hr)

Session two –     7.30pm for refreshments

8pm workshop start (and will last 1hr)

A second a week later will be on Housing our growing community on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

If you have any questions before the meeting, please call Ivan Tennant from the consultants running the workshops on 020 7739 3007, or email him at ivan@plan-projects.co.uk

You can find out more about the area the Action Plan process, reports from previous workshops and the overall timetable here.