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, 16 May 2011

Last chance to fight high-rise in Lea Regional Park


The LVRPA have indicated that a High Court JR to overturn the Secretary of State's decision will not go ahead, however a JR of the planning decision might.

Please email the LVRPA executive committee:

Derrick Ashley (Chairman):

Michael Rye (Vice Chairman):

Valerie Metcalfe:

Joyce Ryan

Liz Webster:

and ask them to go for a Judicial Review of the Waltham Forest planning decision.


We have a final, unexpected, chance to fight off the development pictured above
ie. Essex Wharf

It could signal open season for Lea Valley park developments

Waltham Forest Council granted planning permission in January for the controversial seven-storey Essex Wharf tower blocks in the Lee Valley Regional Park (LVRP) aside the River Lea.

The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA), referred the decision to the Secretary of State for reconsideration, but Eric Pickles decided last week intervention would not be justified, ‘because the issues raised do not relate to matters of more than local importance.’

Opponents are deciding whether to apply for a High Court judicial review, which could overturn the Secretary of State’s decision.

Please help by emailing cllr Chris Kennedy and support
him in calling for the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to continue pushing for the
Judicial Review

Chris Kennedy also sits on the Executive so his position gives us some hope.

The next LVRPA executive committee is on 26 May.
Judicial review would have to be brought within three months, which would fall on 18 June.

The full story:

This is touch-and-go and your action could make all the difference,
so please try to give it a little of your time.

Queries contact councillor Ian Rathbone
Mobilet: 07890 654 068

For the full background and recent history see:

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