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 News Stories

44 minutes ago
Official opening of the new pavilion and court refurbishments at Hackney City Tennis Club, Clissold Park, photo Alan Stanford/Stella Pictures

A brand new £680,000 tennis pavilion that was 14 years in the planning has been officially opened in Clissold Park, as Hackney City Tennis Clubs changed its name to Hackney Tennis and unveiled a new logo.

Yesterday, 14:56
(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Good news for rail travellers - the bank holiday train strike that was set to bring London to a ‘standstill’ has been called off, it has just been announced.

Yesterday, 10:12
Hackney Town Hall, in Mare Street.

Health campaigners have criticised the way £370,000 has been channelled into “niche” projects like helping businesses promote low alcohol drinks, educating gay men that it is antisocial to have sex in Abney Park and smoking cessation services focussed on minority groups.

Yesterday, 08:50
The thieves used a heavy duty drill to bore through the vault

A 74-year-old from Hoxton is among those charged in connection with last month’s Hatton Garden jewellery heist.

Most read news

Competitions

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Cheers!

We’re giving you the chance to win six cases of this fab Bradshaw Chardonnay.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hackney Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder