Hackney council planners OK the ecotower

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ON THE EVE of a meeting called to protest against planning application for an 18-floor flats-and-shops building in the heart of Dalston Hackney council’s planners have backed the scheme.

The planners said the site, at 51-57 Kingsland High Street, presently occupied by Peacocks, was not within a conservation area. The council had received 186 objections to application 2011/3439 from members of the public and six letters of support. Hackney Design Review Panel was “broadly supportive” of the proposals for what the site owner, Rothas, an investment company, calls the “ecotower”.

Open Dalston, the environmental campaign group is holding a public meeting at Colvestone Primary School, Colvestone Crescent (market end), Hackney E8 2LG, today, Tuesday 28 February 2012 at 6.30pm to discuss how to oppose the planning application.

Councillors on Hackney planning committee are to consider the application on Wednesay 7 March 2012.

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3 thoughts on “Hackney council planners OK the ecotower

  1. Why are Hackney council planners supporting this application when the council has no provision for social/affordable housing, which is in direct contradiction of the council’s own planning policy, and also the Mayor of London’s?

    If the council does not follow its own policies, what is the point of its devoting so much input and expense in devising them in the first place?

    Will therefore all council policies from now on be treated with suspicion?

    Two of a kind, whate’er they be.

  2. Why are Hackney council planners supporting this application when the council has no provision for social/affordable housing, which is in direct contradiction of the council’s own planning policy, and also the Mayor of London’s? If the council does not follow its own policies, what is the point of its devoting so much input and expense in devising them in the first place? Will therefore all council policies from now on be treated with suspicion?

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