Today is the final day for comments on the proposed supermarket and housing development in Wilmer Place Stoke Newington.
This is the second proposal made by Newmark Properties to Hackney Council. The first was rejected by councillors following an intensive community campaign. Local campaigning group, Stokey Local identified a number of issues with the proposal. These included the potential effect on the character and heritage of the area, its impact on the local economy and increased traffic and noise pollution.
Newmark Properties say the new application takes these objections into account. After reviewing community member feedback the owners say “substantial” changes have been made. These include reducing the size of the development, increasing the number of family-sized homes and green spaces in the area and retaining buildings on Stoke Newington High Street that had previously been tagged for demolition.
According to Stokey Local: “The development has been reduced in scale at the back only, and the perimeter has been set back only a modest amount. We believe these changes are minimal and do not address the reasons for refusal of the previous application.”
The application number is: 2013/1583 and 1584.
Comments can be made here. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting application number 2013/1583.