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, 19 January 2012

3 storey building on marshes parkland proposed to be erected
on Leyton Marsh
by "London 2012"
right behind the ice rink.

The huge 11 metre high (3 storey) structure would be surrounded by an even bigger area of tarmac, with new access road, described as being "temporary".

Q: is the money to return the site to natural marshland in place and secure NOW?
The east marsh already has a big "temporary" tarmac car park for disabled parking planned.

Q: will the "change of use" for the land be time limited?

Planning Application Number 2011/156


Sign the petition to stop 

Find out more, voice your opinion
3 events are coming up

• Meeting at the Hare and Hounds, 278 Lea Bridge Road  London E10 7LD
on Monday 16th January 2012 to plan what further steps can be taken to oppose the proposed development - all are invited - 6.00 pm on ward - if you can come at 7 or even later it is likely that people will still be there.

• BBC TV are filming a news item on the proposals
on Tuesday 17th January 2012 in the morning 10 am at the Ice Rink or 10.15 at the King's Head Bridge. They are keen to interview locals who use the marsh for whatever reason - dog walkers, joggers, slower pedestrians, horse riders!

Finally - where it may all happen:
Planning Committee Waltham Forest Council 
on Tuesday, 7th February, 2012 7.30 p.m.
The Planning Committee of Waltham Forest Council will be considering the application at their meeting on 7th February 2012 - venue - Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest road, London, E17 4JF.

The agenda will be displayed in the week before the meeting Proposed venue: Council Chamber
Contact: Oliver Craxton  020 8496 4380 Email:
It would be great if you could attend and gather on the steps of the Town Hall at about 7.15 pm to make your feeling known to Committee Members.

                                         info from the Leyton Marsh Users Group 2012

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