Development of Kingsland Shopping Centre: Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is at risk
The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is an exceptionally beautiful and special green space in the heart of Dalston (which is bereft of green spaces) and it is at risk of ‘development’. The developers are showing their plans for the space and the Kingsland Shopping Centre today and tomorrow (see the informattion from the Curve Garden newsletter below). Please take the time to go and see the garden for yourself and find out what the developer’s plans are. This is a key community asset that must be protected. Plans for the redevelopment of the Kingsland Shopping Centre and the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden Friday 19 July & Saturday 20 July 2013Criterion Capital who own the Kingsland Shopping Centre are starting to make public their plans for the demolition and redevelopment of the site. They are working with the architects Waugh Thistleton to build new retail space approximately 500 new flats and new public space. Their plans also include the redevelopment of the land on which the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is located which prior to its creation was derelict. Part of the land on which the Garden sits is also owned by Hackney Council. Criterion Capital have loaned their land since 2010. Their current plans now envisage the development of the Garden into a paved route to the new shopping centre.Criterion Capital are now holding a public exhibition to gather responses from the public to their redevelopment plans on the following two dates: Friday 19 July 2pm – 7pmSaturday 20 July 11am – 2pmYou can read more about their plans and see images at www.kingslandconsultation.comThe exhibition will be held at the Kingsland High Street entrance to the shopping centre in an unused unit opposite KFC.If you can’t make it along to the consultation this weekend you can let Criterion Capital know what you think by phone or email:Phone 0845 262 0138 info@KingslandConsultation.comThe day to day management of the Garden is by a social enterprise which was set up by local residents who have been involved with the Garden since it was first created. Discussions with representatives of Criterion Capital and Waugh Thistleton have taken place over the last six weeks about their proposals and the future of the Garden.This Friday 19 July 1-8pm and Saturday 20 July 11am-6pm we will be holding drop-in sessions at the Garden to share the discussions we have had with Criterion Capital and Hackney Council to date. We hope you can make it along to hear more about these conversations and to discuss the future of theDalston Eastern Curve Garden.