64 Brooksbys Walk

Interesting to see this place turned back into a cinema!

Application Number: 2013/1684

Current Status: REGISTERED

Proposal: Change of use Snooker Hall/Bar/ Dining to mixed use development comprising Supermarket (A1) at ground floor level and Cinema (D2) & Bar/Dining (A3) at first floor level. ( A1-A3; 8:00 – 23:00 Monday to Friday 8:00 – 23:00 Saturday 9:00 – 21:00 Sundays. D2; 9:00 – 23:00 Monday to Friday 9:00 – 23:30 Saturday 9:00 – 21:00 Sundays)

Site address: 64 Brooksbys Walk London E9 6DA

Applicant: Village Stores

Comments until: 28-06-2013

Date registered: 07-06-2013

Proposed land use: Restaurant/Sale of hot food /Consumption on premises

Case officer: Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053 Click here to comment Click here for the Hackney case file via http://nearme.at/param=196942&type=P


  1. They run the Spar in Walthamstow (village) too, which sounds like they are trying to replicate here.

  2. I think this is great news for the area. Another addition to the ever changing Chatsworth Road / Brooksby Walk. Have been to Eat 17 and their Spar in Walthamstow and it will definitely bring something different, I just hope they actually bring their famous burgers (Bacon  Jam) as we already have several great Pizzerias in particular Venerdi, can that be suggested in the comments section for the planning permission? Seperate note, has the Mexican Restaurant been approved planning permission?

  3. Completely agree RLM. That would be my response too, but not sure it’s the kind of comment that a planning app would be able to advise on? I guess if we set out evidence about the number of pizzerias already in the vicinity.

  4. My concern, and it’s one that’s been raised by a few other people in other fora, is that the addition of a Spar is pretty unnecessary with the Homerton Express store just two doors up. @R-L-M : I think the Mexican place has been approved at #34. The wine bar at #32 is already well underway in terms of its fit-out. Quite looking forward to that.

  5. If the planning vision for the Chatsworth Road is to include aspirations to ‘Diversity’ and ‘Accessibility’ then it could do a lot worse than a Tesco Express and a Nandos or similar both of which would be accessible to wheelchair users and would compete on price so as to address the needs of E5’s less affluent residents. The ‘Independent’ agenda often leads to streets like Stoke Newington Church St i.e Hackney’s least diverse and least accessible high street.Whether this hybrid Spar franchise/”independent” store can cater to both markets remains a moot point in my opinion.”

  6. Hackney needs another Tesco Express?!

  7. Personally i think the threat of Tesco express has incentivised local independent businesses to up their game massively. You saw that with Palm 2 on LCR a few years back and youre seeing that now with World Foods on UCR. If you had prevented this competition from occurring you would have been left with a worse service in both. As Ive noted before, an alternative offering helps to increase the positive ‘network externalities’ for the high street, so whereas a person may have gone to the massive Asda in Leyton, they now might find that a combination of a local tesco and a local independent serves their needs better. It isnt such a facile question of whether the national retailers are ‘good’ or ‘bad’, its an issue of choice (particularly taking into account the considerations of less wealthy residents unlikely to be as able to influence local policy), and also an issue of the space available on high streets being used. If national retailers can play a part in anchoring a high street so independent retailers can also benefit, that’s a good thing.

  8. @upwithpeople \need” is a tricky concept in this context but if Chatsworth Rd continues in the way it has in recent years it will soon become completely irrelevant to the many thousands of less affluent residents who live east of Glyn Rd. I suggest that that is undesirable – and potentially dangerous.I find that so much opposition to chain supermarkets is rooted in snobbery rather than any sound commercial social or planning logic.As things stand local residents can’t do a decent grocery shop on their own high street. Drawing shoppers away from Tesco on Morning Lane and back into their local high street can only be a good thing for all concerned.Whether the Spar franchise can offer this mass appeal remains to be seen – but I somehow doubt it.”

  9. Is there any more news on this?The site was open on Sunday – full of junk they were trying to sell off, ahead of the builders / planners moving in to convert the space.Is it still to be a Spar & cinema?Flats?Offices? I think I heard a guy say that a section would be a florist.Anyone?It’s such a great space…….

  10. This got through at planning committee.http://mginternet.hackney.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=142&MId=2487 So game on for Clapton’s first boutique shopping dining and entertainment complex!”

  11. What happened to the cinema?!

  12. I’ve written up the burger bar bit. In short, it’s tasty but lots of open fridges make the air COLD. But they’ve told me they’re ordering powerful heaters. They also said they’re aiming to open the restaurant on 30 May.


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