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.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Clapton Pond area: new Neighbourhood Forum public meeting

Please note - the following information is correct to the best of our knowledge - please check back to see if its been updated.

 The new Localism Act has placed local planning in the hands of local residents, via a "Forum" of at least 21 people.
   The first step is to agree the area boundary then form and name the Forum, which we hope to do at this meeting:

POSTER: David White.                                                                                        Email:

This meeting is for everyone who lives in or has a business in Clapton Pond and the surrounding area*

*The idea is to mark out an area around Clapton Pond to take in both sides of Upper and Lower Clapton Roads (within Leabridge, Hackney Downs & Chatham), with Clapton Pond as the main "Town Centre", possibly to include the current conservation areas at the Pond, Clapton Square and Lea Bridge - see maps below

You'll have a chance to start setting the area boundary and name for the Forum at the meeting
 (with Planning Aid for London facilitating)

As the boundary for the Neighbourhood Forum has yet to be set, it's largely up to you whether your area is included or not.

You'll also have the opportunity to become a founding member of the Neighbourhood Forum at the meeting.

What is it all for? 
Through a consultation process and the formation of a Neighbourhood Plan or a series of individual planning documents, you can largely decide what gets built where, what it looks like, encourage developers to incorporate things you think important and stop things you think are inappropriate - and a lot more.

   Find out all about it - have your questions answered by Planning Aid for London at the meeting

Top to bottom: 
Lea Bridge, Clapton Pond & Clapton Square Conservation areas:

For more general and background information about the Neighbourhood Plan, see the Clapton Arts Trust Vision for Clapton page.


There might be an overlap between the new Clapton Pond area Forum and the Chatworth Road Plan area.

If you live between Chatsworth Road & Lower Clapton Road
you should go to "Chatsworth Road Neighbourhood Plan" meetings as well.

The overlap may only affect the residences & businesses on the east side of Lower Clapton Road and the the Lea Bridge conservation area or it might affect nearly everyone between Lower Clapton Road and Chatsworth Road. We won't know until the end of the meeting what size (if any), the overlap might be.

The Chatsworth Road Neighbourhood Plan website

The Chatsworth Road Neighbourhood Plan area:

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