Ten storey tower at 22-44 London Lane E8 3PR

Details provided by No Hackney High Rise: A NEW planning application has been submitted  for a 10 storey tower within the Mare St. Conservation Area which you can view  here(London Borough of Hackney website – planning application number 2011/3354 registered 31/1/12)No Hackney High-rise are opposed to the proposed tower because it:

  • does not preserve or enhance the character or appearance of Mare St. Conservation area in which it is sited.
  • provides the bare minimum quantity of social and affordable housing.
  • will dominate the surrounding terraced streets and view from the park.
  • is still too dense adversely affecting the quality of life for those who live within and surrounding it.
  • provides unsuitable amenity space for young families.
  • provides yet another gated community that has no connection with neighbouring streets.
  • will increase pressure on already stretched services and amenities.
  • provides insufficient on-site parking for disabled people and no parking for occupants.
  • falls outside Hackney’s designated tall building Zone and is contrary to policies set out in the UDP Core Strategy and replacement London Plan.
  • overshadows and reduces light levels in the remainder or the development and surrounding streets.
  • replaces invaluable B1(c) workspace with B1 office space – pushing light industrial workshops out of the heart of Hackney.

Despite objection from Hackney Council to the previous application SHG has only made minor changes to the scheme and the adverse impact for the community has not been addressed. Our planning consultant is reviewing the application documents and we will forward her conclusions to you early next week. You can wait to see her report before commenting – all comments must be submitted by the 20th February You can comment direct to Hackney by email  here or write with your comments to:Graham Callam  Planning Officer Planning and Regulatory Services London Borough of Hackney 2 Hillman Street London E8 1FB”


  1. When SHG first proposed a 19 storey block here the ‘No Hackney High-Rise’ website used to promote the Peabody Nile St development of just 9 storeys as an exemplar of \high-density without high-rise”. But now that SHG have proposed something remarkably like Nile St they’ve removed any reference to it from their website. I wrote an opinion piece on this last year;http://www.hackneyhive.co.uk/index/2011/08/no-hackney-high-rise-so-where-is-everyone-going-to-live/

  2. Local Dialogue delivered a notice yesterday to residents of London Fields in regards to 22-24 London Lane. Southern Housing Group is posting an exhibition of the revised plans Thursday 15 November between 4pm and 8pm at Space Studios, 129 Mare Street E8 3RH. They are accepting comments and questions at gavin@localdialogue.com and 020 7357 6606 Excerpts:

    Invitation to view and comment on revised redevelopment proposals for 22-24 London Lane, E8Southern Housing Group intends to shortly submit a substantially revised planning application to the London Borough of Hackney. This new application follows a unsuccessful application made in December last year.The new application for the site on the corner of London Lane and Mentmore Terrace reflects consulation feedback from local residents and planning officers. The proposals are to regenerate a disused brownfield site, providing employment space and creating 49 new homes, including family homes and affordable housing.Changes to the proposals include a reduction in the height of the building from 10 storeys to a maximum of six storeys and an increase in the level of affordable home provision, including family homes to rent.

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