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, 12 July 2010

"The future of Clapton looks bleak" - Gazette

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"Clone Town Clapton - subsidiary of Tesco PLC" the Gazette


If the Gazette's assumption is right and this is an attempt to sanitize the neighbourhood it is the biggest mistake yet and shows a really parochial attitude  - that is, in addition to their abrogation of duty to citizens in favour of speculative developers profits.
Overseas visitors would appreciate a restored Victorian Tram Depot far more than a non-descript block of flats and offices.


I say "architects visual", it is an "artist's impression" which may just as easily have originated with the Public Relations company employed by the developer as with the architect.

Send your letters to Hackney:

 If any member of the public wants to comment
on the planning committee, now is the time to do so to:

It is also important that concerns are

Send your letters to London:

Boris Johnson
Mayor of London
Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4100
Minicom: 020 7983 4458
Fax: 020 7983 4057

By email:

Diane Abbott MP
put your issue in writing to
Diane Abbott MP,
House of Commons,
London SW1A 0AA
or via
the Senior Caseworker George Chalkias
0207 219 4330

Jennette Arnold
Deputy Chair of the London Assembly
North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest)

Jennette Arnold AM
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4349
Fax: 020 7983 5879


For much more about the tram depot
with updated info see:


For more about Clapton losing its heritage
and in particular Victorian buildings see:



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