Dear fellow Wickers & Fish Islanders – URGENT note – please take a minute to read:
2800 new living units in HWFI over the next years ? Save HWFI !
As you might or might not know, the London Legacy Development Corporation is currently drafting a ‘Local Plan’ that sets the guidelines for all existing and future development of HWFI , replacing the local council as a planning authority. There was a well-attended hearing on the plan a few weeks ago (see previous post).. but this left many quite cynical: the LLDP people seemed to be somewhat resigned, their answers on maintaining the areas character and Live/Work were vague and evasive.
Please sign this petition to support this designation here:
We should applaud the LLDC’s effort to extend the areas existing conservation areas, because it is a key strategic move towards retention of the areas ‘factory town’ character and potential to continue a legacy of production, be it creative or industrial. Continue reading
AffordableWick founder Richard Brown has written an article asking for more alternatives to dysfunctional and chaotic communal warehouses. He questions what happens when crative practitioners grow out of the ‘creative ghetto’ and need to settle and focus in a more stable environment. Where is the next stop after life in Hackney Wick? Managed workspace or off to the suburbs? Continue reading
Last week the development featuring over 500 homes and a primary school was approved pending the preparation of a strong section 106 agreement.
The comittee at the London Legacy Development Corporation, called for a set of conditions and agreements to ensure the delivery of the primary school, an architectural competition to design its out line elements as well as measures to ensure affordable workspace. These agreements will be worked out over the next months with hopeful some considerable consultation.
CGI of proposed development of Vittoria Wharf, showing Stour Space to the left.
The Hackney Wick and Fish Island Planning and Development group have the following comments on the application to demolish one of the area’s renowned artist studio complexes. We urge all locals to take a look at the proposals at http://planningforms.newham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=MOL98CSZ01L00 Be sure to send any comments through to firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Comments Below Continue reading
For this years Hackney Wicked Festival (2013), affordable wick’s roaming workspace has been transformed into ‘the cabin gallery’, an exhibition space featuring the collaborative work between Local artists, Haidee Drew and Richard Brown. Continue reading
Thank you to everybody who spared the time to enter the planing portal cabin and submit comments on the current Neptune wharf planning application on Wyke Road. The planning portal was a project initiated by AffordableWick on behalf of the Hackney Wick and Fish Island Planning and development group. See: http://affordablewick.com/the-instant-planning-portal/ Continue reading
Until Wednesday 17th July, the affordable wick cabin has morphed into an ‘instant planning portal’ for Hackney Wick and Fish Island. Continue reading
Richard Brown (chairing)
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Hackney Wicked Festival Issues
Ford Ka in the yard
Asset listing news
Update on Red Line Boundary
Pedestrian Zone for Beachy and Roach Road