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.