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, 23 August 2010

Third reprieve for Clapton Tram Depot

I have the great pleasure in announcing
that the proposed development
(planning app 2009/2490)
to the
Old Tram Depot
38-40 Upper Clapton Road
has been deemed "unimplementable"
so will now NOT go ahead
That is, even though approved by the planning committee (although note that planning permission has not been issued pending the finalisation of the accompanying 106 agreement).

The reason being Council is no longer minded to grant the developer development rights in respect to the community hall portion of the site. 

PHOTO: The Casimir Road end of the Tram depot with our single storey Community Hall
Shot taken by Chris Mills

Thankfully, this means the "Alf Partridge Community Hall" will remain with the Beecholme & Casimr TRA, under the management of Hackney Homes.

Any new development, be it in the form of a completely fresh proposal or an amendment to the current scheme would need to be subject to further consultation and reporting to the planning sub-committee.

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I will post more details and information over the next few days, so check back.

In the meantime, our sincere thanks go to councillors Linda Kelly, Ian Rathbone and Deniz Oguzkanli for all their many hours protesting the loss of our heritage, jobs and artists as well as the loss of our hall and working behind the scenes in securing this hold to the development.

Thanks also to the Beecholme & Casimir TRA members for unanimously supporting the opposition to the development.

Thanks to everyone involved.

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