Have your say on Hackney Wick Conservation Area

the Grand Union Canal at Fish Island runs past the huge Olympic stadium

the Counter Café on Roach Road

Public consultation until 15 March 2010

Residents are being reminded that there is still time to have their say on the Hackney Wick Conservation Area designated by Hackney Council.

The Council took the unusual step of designating the new conservation area in November ahead of public consultation to safeguard the unique character of the area because it was coming under significant investment pressure due to its location adjacent to the Olympic Park.

It is now consulting with local people on the draft Hackney Wick Conservation Area Appraisal – a document which accompanies the designation to ensure the special quality and value of the area is protected through the planning system.

The Hackney Wick Conservation Area is located immediately north of Hackney Wick Station and is predominantly industrial in character with industrial buildings and associated yards and open spaces dating from 1860 onwards. Its street patterns remain relatively unchanged since the late Victorian period.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “Hackney Wick is experiencing a great deal of environmental change and intense development interest brought about by one half of the Wick neighbourhood sitting within the 2012 Olympic Park. The Council has adopted the Hackney Wick conservation area to ensure the character and heritage of the neighbourhood is not lost in this area adjoining the Olympic Park and new development is designed and built in a way that enhances that distinctive character of the Wick.

“The Council would now like to hear from residents and local businesses to gather their views about the conservation area so they can be incorporated in the final conservation area appraisal.”

How to have your say:

Visit – 275 Mare Street, E8 1GR from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday to speak to the duty planning officer

Phone – 020 8356 8106 to speak to a conservation officer

Web – www.hackney.gov.uk/hackney_wick_ca to find out more and download the relevant planning documents

Email – conservationareaconsultation@hackney.gov.uk and include ‘Hackney Wick Conservation Area Appraisal’ in the subject line

Write or hand deliver comments – Freepost NAT 18925, Policy and Strategy (Sustainability and Design Team), Hackney Planning Service, 2nd floor, 2 Hillman Street, London, E8 1FB

view of the Olympic site from Dace Road

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