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, 26 September 2011

Help stop proposed planning "free for all"

The Coalition Government is proposing radical changes to the English Planning system.

This could mean more poor developments near you - like supermarkets and incinerators. We could also lose local parks, shops and allotments - and our right to a say in our communities.

The Government claims that the existing rules don't work because developers need a free rein to "build what they like, where they like, when they like."

Friends of the Earth and many other environmental and social justice organisations are concerned that these proposals are not good for people or the environment.

We really need MPs to sit up a listen to the concerns of all residents as well as people who are involved in developments and in planning.

Contact your MP online
(standard letter supplied)
in 3 simple steps

On October 12th Friends of the Earth is joining forces with the National Trust to hold a series of events in and near Parliament.

The day will include a chance to meet your MP, hear from community campaigners and join a big meeting of concerned people to show the Government that they need to rethink their planning proposal.

This is a brilliant opportunity for you to help influence what’s happening.

If you are interested email
for more details.

Rights and Justice team.
Friends of the Earth
0207 566 1650

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Speaking of supermarkets, you may wish to
sign the petition
against yet another (huge) supermarket
in Stoke Newington


More about the proposed Wilmer Place Stoke Newington Sainsburys
with a separate petition
calling for a public meeting at:

and more at:

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