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.

Sainsbury’s Campaign to appeal

At a meeting to discuss what to do next after the High Court’s rejection of Stokey Local’s application for a Judicial Review for the Sainsbury’s/Wilmer Place Development attended by fifty people there was overwhelming support for continuing the campaign.

As reported by East London Lines, the meeting learned that vital information on how the Council Officers and the developers had arrived at an agreement over the proportion of social housing in the development had been withheld, not only from the general public, but also from Councillors and the Planning Committee.

The campaign aims to get these documents made public, and will shortly be canvassing support for funding raising options.

Find out more at Stokey Local.