Local support groups

Yesterday’s meeting of the Parkview Residents Association introduced us to our new community support officer from Tower Hamlets Homes and also the Roman Road Trust.

There is also a Friends of Meath Gardens Support Group, that has a page on Facebook. Most of those voluntary organisations rely on support from volunteers.

Much discussion was held around the Chest Hospital development, whereby the new consultation round ends on 28. June 2018.

Concerns were raised that the longer the site stays undeveloped the more it falls into decay and that is not good for our neighbourhood. Residents can make a case for or against support of the new housing development from Crest Nicholson on the current Tower Hamlets Planning Application website.

There are many submissions on this development including

Please look at the building plans and consider the full effects of the site staying vacant for a prolonged period of time. It cannot support our community if the site stays vacant for years.

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School children’s art exhibited at the Chest Hospital


Three local schools’ art adorned the scaffolding around the former Chest Hospital development site.

Whilst we wait for building to begin, these pictures brighten up the area. A new

  • Planning Application PA/16/03342
  • LPRN 6040806
  • Ass. Ref PA/16/03343

is currently again under consideration of the Tower Hamlets Planning Committee.

The application is accompanied by an Environment Impact Assessment

  • Ref PA/16/03342
  • Consultation 28/06/2018.

The deadline for submitting comments is 28/06/2018.

Living plastic free workshop

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Talk & workshop at 7.30pm at the Glasshouse Community Centre

LIVING PLASTIC-FREE: HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND SAVE THE PLANET

You sort your recycling. You take your reusable bag when you go shopping. You want to do more, but you just don’t know what, or how, and you don’t have the time to research everything you could be doing. In this fun, friendly workshop Lizzy will share with you some of the tips and resources she has discovered from reducing her non-recyclable waste over the last two years. You will develop awareness of your own habits and feel more confident making more environmentally-friendly choices every day. And along the way we’ll bust some myths and discover how being green can even be cheaper and more convenient.

 

About Lizzy:

Lizzy has always been passionate about the environment and has lots of ideas to inspire local people. She is currently the Chair of Cranbrook Community Food Garden. She is involved in the Bethnal Green Transition Town group and the Roman Road Trust.

Our lovely estate

flowersHas lovely wild-life friendly flowers planted on green areas of the estate, which attract birds, bees and environmentally friendly bugs.

In close up the flowers look very cheerful but unfortunately a very picturesque  bird hopped off before I could get him into the frame.

Our Parkview Gardening Scheme also encourages all residents to plant window and balcony boxes to further enhance our lovely estate to help us feel better.

Please come to the Community Garden next to the Glasshouse on Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon to collect your free plants for balcony planting.

Chest Hospital development on hold

chesthospitalimageAs the planning application for this project, run by Crest Nicholson and Circle Housing had been referred to the GreaterLondonAuthority

planning report D&P/4105/01
22 January 2018 Former London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green
in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
planning application no. PA/16/03342/A

The Major has outlined a recommendation:

That Tower Hamlets be advised that the application does not comply with the London Plan and draft London Plan, for the reasons set out in paragraph 51 of this report; but that the possible remedies set out in this paragraph could address these deficiencies.
Please click the link to see the full document.

Please click here to see the Tower Hamlets planning application.

The local planning authoritie’s Strategic Planning Committee meets for the first time after the local council elections in June, which is the earliest date a decision could be taken. The Mayor, John Biggs wrote that – on balance – he is against the scheme.

If Tower Hamlets reject the proposals, the developer may appeal to the Mayor of London and the Planning Inspectorate.