More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Monday, 25 June 2007

Neighbourhood Regeneration, Lea Bri Rd & Upp Clapton Rd applications

Old Tram depot 2007 application for demolition & redevelopment

As you are no doubt aware, local residents are being asked if they have any objections or comments about the proposed (up to 4 storey) new building complex planned for 35-41 Lea Bridge Road. As yet there are no drawings on the application, just an app for demolition (14 Aug 2007, 15.30)


The proposal for 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd

As for the plans for the workshops at 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, where the plan is for a very big building complex, drawings of which are available and one of which is above:
The 4 storey building will inevitably reduce daylight for a few while increasing the population density in an area that doesn't have adequate social infra-structure as is.
All necessary contact details are below.

The planning application number for 35-41 Lea Bri Rd, E5 9QB is 2007/0825
Planning officer is Gillian Nicks,
ph: 0208 356 8350, fax: 0208 356 8087, email:

The planning application no for 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd, E5 8BQ is 2007/0090
contact Ryan Darby (Major Team) to give him your view on 0208 356 8442, fax:0208 356 8087, email:

Check out the plans online at:

this link takes you to where you have to enter a planning app no.
that is 2007/0090 or 2007/0825

Once you get the application up you have to click on the no again at the top left then on the next page look for a box with "DOCUMENT" in it at bottom right.
That will get you the actual architectural drawings.
You can download or view them online.

The drawings for the workshops was a real surprise.
It really is a city-centre high density complex, not just one more residential block to match the surroundings.


And please take the time to let the planning dept know your views,
whatever they might be.

I'd like to see belonging to (or getting advise from) an
organization like
mandatory for all planners and architects.

This is from their site:

"Arts Council England, London is delighted to announce that Open House London has been appointed as the host organisation to incubate a new agency to promote and advise on art in the public realm in the capital. The new agency, funded by the Arts Council and supported by Open House for a two year pilot period, will support the network of individuals and organisations working in the commissioning and production of public art in London.
Research carried out in 2005 into the level of support and advice in the field of public art in London established that the capital currently lacks a central point of information and advice. The new agency, affiliated with Open House, will be established to address these gaps.
It will offer an advocacy, advisory and information service, an archive and research base and professional networking and development opportunities for artists, commissioning agencies, architects and planners involved in the sector, aiming to inspire and encourage high quality new art commissions that will shape and animate the city.
Open House has established itself as one of the leading education organisations on architecture and the built environment in London. It runs the Open House London annual event showcasing the capital’s architecture, as well as tailored education programmes all year round for children and young people, as well as design awareness seminars for councillors and planners in Local Authorities. "

check it out!

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