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Published by: STRETTONS

Quarterly planning and development news from Newham, Hackney, Redbridge & Tower Hamlets.


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Plans for Stratford regeneration scheme unveiled:

Plans for a new regeneration scheme, 'Stratford Centre and The Yards', that seeks to unite old and new Stratford have been unveiled.

Community response to 'Build to rent tower':

Newham Council is opposing plans to build a 17-storey tower with 100 rental apartments by Finebeam Limited on the grounds that the concentration of small one and two bedroom homes will not be suitable for families and will encourage short-term residents.
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Hackney leisure scheme approved by council:

Hackney Council has approved plans for a new £384 million mixed-use scheme next to Shoreditch Park. The proposed development, which has been designed by Feilden Clegg Brandley Studios and FaulknerBrown, features a new leisure centre, homes and a school.
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Hackney council bids to trial housing first:

As it looks to reduce its 12,600 housing waiting list Hackney Council has announced that it wants to trial the government's Housing First programme.

Selective licensing scheme to launch in Hackney:

Hackney landlords should now be aware that, following a consultation earlier this year, Hackney Council have approved a five-year selective licensing pilot scheme of all non-HMOs as well as borough-wide additional licensing for all HMOs.
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Dalston Conversation:

Hackney Council has launched a consultation process for the future of Dalston after it scrapped its less popular plans for the area.


Cultural Quarter to open in Ilford:

Redbridge Council has approved plans for a £7 million Cultural Quarter to be built in Ilford.
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Tower Hamlets

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Foster + Partners submit plans for Whitechapel office block:

Plans have been submitted by Foster + Partners for a stepped 20-office block on a corner site in Whitechapel.

200 unit PD scheme in former town hall:

The owner, of the Estate, has secured approval for conversion from current office use without the need for planning permission because the project falls within the scope of permitted development.
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Plans submitted to double size of Westferry Printworks scheme:

Plans have submitted to double the size of media group Northern & Shell's Westferry Printworks site on the Isle of Dogs.
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