Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Our September update

Councillors Report – September 2010

Kings Crescent Estate

New master planners have been appointed to work with residents on a vision for the future of the estate. The firm appointed, PCKO have an established record in Hackney and elsewhere. This consultation should begin in September and aim to submit a completed plan early next year. It will attempt to cost any future rebuild, and provide a design code to integrate new buildings with older.

The refurbishment of all retained units should be completed by the end of August, though inevitably some snagging will occur. All previously void properties should soon be back in use.

The application for demolition of the north-south half of Lemsford Court was approved during August, and work will start soon.

The retrofit works to the southern blocks are being adjusted to exclude the new balconies which were unpopular with residents. The possibility of a cap on leaseholder recharges now looks unlikely.

Alexander National House

The planning application for the site was made during August with consultation due to conclude on 13th September, and hopefully a decision at the October Planning Committee. (search here Planning Application Search for ref 2010/1760 to comment)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Late night off license application on our border

The Costcutter in the old Manor House, has applied for a license to sell alcohol to 2am. Comment, support or object to Hackney's Licensing Service.

Costcutter (M.H) Ltd
316 Green Lanes
London N4 1BX

Application for variation of premises licence to extend supply of alcohol till 02:00 am daily.

Closing date for comments - 25/09/2010.