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.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Urgent call to save Lea Valley - oppose Essex Wharf

Essex Wharf development

The deadline for receipt of comments regarding the Essex Wharf Planning Application is today, 30th September. 
However, keep writing in after the deadline - comments may still be concidered.

Here are the contact details and a suggestion for what you might say:

'I object to the planning application ref. 2010/0934 on the Essex Wharf site. No housing should be built on this site because it is very important to the Lea Valley Regional Park; because of its isolation from transport and other services for residents; and because its presence will create a wall of development between two important open spaces, Millfields and Leyton Marsh, which should remain visually linked to each other.'

Development Control officer dealing with this is Jon Price

The address to write to is:
Mr Jon Price
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Environment and Regeneration
Waltham Forest Council
Sycamore House
Forest Road
London E17 4JF

If approved, will break the continuity of open Park space and set a dangerous precedent for future losses of green space in the Lea Bridge area.
The latest application, the third in three years, is to build 124 residential apartments on Essex Wharf.

Essex Wharf is a very important site between Millfields and Leyton Marsh.

Both are "Areas of Metropolitan Open Land" 
recognised as significant open spaces
deserving of protection.


Essex Wharf

Waltham Forest

Proposals for 144 flats in buildings of up to 9 storeys next to the River Lee in East London. Designed by Chetwoods Architects.
11 February 2010
Planning reference: 2009/1515

Summary from CABE:
We do not support the planning application. Although we welcome the attempt to provide dual aspect flats and the commitment to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, we have concerns about the site layout, the massing and form of the blocks and the relationships between them, and the architectural treatment. We are disappointed that the applicant has not responded to our concerns, raised at pre-application stage.

See more at
The Lea Valley Federation page:

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