Category Archives: Hackney Marshes

Our Campaigns Work – Be Part of Them!

It is certainly a difficult political environment for protecting open public spaces and it would be easy to become overwhelmed or despondent about the level of encroachment and development of our protected land in the capital. However, we would like … Continue reading

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Hackney: Going Green or Giving the Green Light to Cars?

Anyone who has followed Save Lea Marshes in the last few years will be aware of our campaign against the planned cricket pavilion for Hackney Marshes, a design which involves building on green space in order to accommodate a large … Continue reading

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Hackney Marshes: Planning Committee Meeting

Update: Hackney Planning Committee voted to pass the amendments, including the removal of the condition to reduce vehicle spaces, subject to a Travel Plan for the whole of Hackney Marshes.  The decision means the car park at North Marsh will … Continue reading

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Pipe’s Overflow of Wrath Towards Environmentalists: SLM Member Responds…

You may have read the recent report in the Citizen newspaper about Sporting Hackney’s delegation to create a local football stadium. Not only did Jules Pipe say it would be ‘ideal’ to see this new facility built on the marshes … Continue reading

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Public Inquiry Outcome

After June’s public inquiry, we were recently contacted by the Planning Inspector regarding the result. North Marsh pavilion and car park have been granted permission whilst East Marsh car park, retained without approval after the Olympics, has been refused permission, … Continue reading

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Our Response to Mayor Jules Pipe re Petition

We are disappointed with Mayor Jules Pipe’s response to our petition. The reply does not address the key demand of the petition, that Hackney Council withdraw their own application for two car parks and a pavilion on presently green space. … Continue reading

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Public Inquiry: Applying to speak/ submit your views

If you objected to common land consent being given for ‘Works on Hackney Marshes’ (two car parks, one on North and one on East Marsh, and pavilion on presently green space) you will have received an email inviting you to speak … Continue reading

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Building on Hackney Marshes: How To Object To Hackney Planning Committee

Please write an email to: planning@hackney.gov.uk Subject: Hackney Marshes (REF 2014/2582) Dear Sir/Madam, [Declare that you wish to object to the plans and introduce how you use the marshes/ will be affected by these proposals] Please cut & paste  the following points (if you … Continue reading

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Planning Inspectorate to Hold Public Enquiry into Hackney Marshes Works

We have really good news to report. The Planning Inspectorate today notified everyone who made an objection about the proposals for building on Hackney Marshes that there will be a public enquiry into the plans. This is recognition that the … Continue reading

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Spin Doctors Employed to ‘Remake the Marshes’

London Borough of Hackney hire planning spindoctors Firstplan to give themselves permission to build on Marshes. Hackney Council are again spending thousands on planning consultants Firstplan, to mastermind the charade of obtaining planning permission from themselves for two new car parks … Continue reading

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