Search

Consultation period increases after hundreds vote to extend Hackney Wick conservation area

11:59 18 January 2014

Shot of Hackney Wick from Hackney Wick Overground Station.

Shot of Hackney Wick from Hackney Wick Overground Station.

Archant

An Olympic legacy organisation have decided to increase the consultation time on whether a conservation area should be extended.

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) held a consultation in December and January to extend the Hackney Wick conservation area along Wallis Road and White Post Lane to the River Lee.

After hundreds of people have responded they have decided to extend the consultation process until February 21.

A decision will then be made by the LLDC’s planning committee in the spring.

In addition, almost a thousand people signed a petition supporting the extension of the conservation area to prevent it from becoming “another soulless residential area like Canary Wharf”.

Many are concerned that developers will snap up and demolish old warehouses and buildings because of the area’s proximity to iCity and the Olympic Village.

Simon Goode, who lives in Prince Edward Road, Hackney Wick, said: “There are really important historical buildings that developers need to take into consideration before they develop the area.

“The White Building in White Post Lane used to be a warehouse for processing cocoa beans.

“Without the right thought processes to develop the area, you could end up with something soulless.

“You don’t want what’s happening in Stratford happening here.”

Duncan O’Brien, who signed the petition, said: “This has been an area of small industry for hundreds of years, the businesses here have provided jobs and broader economic support to London for generations - please do everything you can to maintain this historic economically and culturally important district.”

Another signee, Kevin Wright, said: “This area is of great historic, social and cultural interest. Please stop it becoming another soulless area dominated by the interests of property developers like the rest of Hackney seems to be becoming - rapidly.”

Meanwhile Tori Mayo added: “It’s character, community and creativity which make these areas rich, not real estate.”

0 comments

Latest Hackney News Stories

18:20

A woman abused children by forcing soap down their throat, holding their hands over a cooker and sticking burning paper down their trousers, a court heard today.

Zeka Alsancak and his fellow Turkish Cypriots set up a community centre in Hackney 40 years ago. The Gazette joins him looking back

Shoreditch High Street was evacuated during rush hour after reports a suspected unexploded bomb from the Second World War had been found.

09:08

Two hundred anti-fascist protesters flocked to Kingsland Road on Saturday morning to march against the controversial LD50 art gallery.

A public fight involving a “meat cleaver” left a man in hospital with a serious head injury and “pools of blood” trailing up Kingsland High Street yesterday afternoon.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Dalston art gallery chief at the centre of a national “neo-Nazi” storm says she publicly linked LD50 to an apparent alt-right Twitter account because it was “funny”.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hackney’s independent traders joined business experts at a campaign summit this morning to discuss the crippling impact of the government’s planned business rate increase.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A car has flipped in Green Lanes this morning, closing the road near Clissold Park.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists