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.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Report of the TRAM DEPOT meeting at B6 college

updated 23rd March 2010
We have just been told by the planning dept that the earliest now the Tram Depot application 2009/2490 can go before the planning committee is 7th April - possibly later.

Deadline to object effectively extended to 6th April 2010

So if you haven't objected yet (or commented at all), do so now!
Everything you need is at:

....with a link to the planning comment page
a standard letter to copy & paste
a link to the online petition.


Meeting on the19th Jan 2010

(more photos below)

At the meeting
From right to left in the photo above:
Cllrs Deniz Oguzkanli, Linda Kelly and Ian Rathbone 
plus Fred Raphael from Highways and Ian Bailey from planning
with about 50(+) people attending.

The Hackney Society was represented by Tony Gillett with Julia Lafferty.

The developer was invited but didn't attend.


 Ian Bailey will accept further objections until the app is decided,
which may be anytime in the next few days up to early March.
So keep spreading the word and get those objections in now
If it goes to the planning committee it can not be dealt with before March.
Of course, the application (2009/2490) may not go to committee.

Objections sent in so far
There have been 70 letters sent in along with
(I'm not sure if that includes emails)
186 signatures on the electronic petition and
326 signatures on the written petition. 
 That is total of 582 objections to Jan 16 alone.
By now (March 2010) there should be over 1,000 objections in. 

I handed in a petition with 130 signatures myself s few weeks ago and I know of two other people who have also handed in petitions they've collected since Jan., with more still active.

 Thank you to everyone who'se sent an objection in

  and especially to Christine Williamson (vice-chair B&C TRA)
who collected the written petition
and who has done a lot of work behind the scenes.


If you haven't sent an objection in yet, do it right now!
just scroll down or click

  BTW, The electronic petition IS STILL ACTIVE and taking signatures


Here are some shots I took before the meeting started:



The poster for the meeting

(click on it to see it full size or just scroll down the full blog)

If you haven't seen it already, don't miss
 The Hackney Society's considered objection to the planning app
in the  "tram depot under threat"  post.

Just scroll down or click:


 1st Feb
 new story by the Hackney Citizen

 "Residents continue fight to save Clapton Tram Sheds" 


 21st Jan

 "Locals protest against Tram Depot demolition"

 Is the (corrected) title of a report by on the meeting with info about the Depot and a variety of quotes at this link:

other links to editorials and Gazette article further down or click:

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