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Amended plans for redeveloping Ridley Road Shopping Village will see vital storage units for street traders kept on site.

The Green Party staged a demo outside a council consultation about the future of Dalston on Tuesday night, urging them to "get tough on developers".

The owners of Ridley Road Shopping Village have been told to come back with fresh plans if they want to redevelop the site.

Traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village thanked the community for their support as more than 100 people turned out for a protest on Saturday.

The battle is on to stop the premature closure of Ridley Road Shopping Village after the intervention of Hackney's mayor - and more than 1,500 supporters.

On February 13 at Hackney Council's pre-application planning meeting we saw this model of the proposed Britannia development, writes Pat Turnbull, Save Britannia Leisure Centre.

Less than 3 per cent of private rental properties in Hackney are affordable to those reliant on housing benefit, according to the council - compared with 50pc six years ago.

It becomes harder each year to remember how the Lower Lea Valley looked before the 2012 London Olympics came.



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