Chest hospital development approved

I am happy to say that the former Chest hospital has finally gotten the go-ahead for development. Planning App Ref: PA/16/03342.

whilst I, if given a choice, would always prefer a social housing development, I would also equally strongly oppose rotting buildings and decaying areas.

It will be a huge stimulus to our local area, when the former Chest Hospital gets developed. Shiny new buildings will look good in our neighbourhood.

Apparently also the last SNT Ward Panel has declared our estate as the most crime-free in the area.

We should make our future neighbours feel welcome.

Crest Nicholson. Grid Architects.

The Bethnal Green Mulberry

bethnalgreenmulberryAs this historic tree is extremely important to many, Crest Nicholson are now making an increased effort to save this tree.

A letter recently posted through our letter boxes explains that they will be doing the following:

  • Ground investigation 5 – 9 November  to understand the properties and values of the soil surrounding the tree and to further confirm the extent of the tree root system.

The Tree Officer from Tower Hamlets Councils has agreed to the work being carried out.

Details of the outcome will be made available once interpreted by the team experts and project arboriculturalist.

 

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.