Character of Dalston, East London threatened by recent planning application

Early Victorian houses on Ritson Road, Dalston

Plans have been submitted to Hackney Council for a new development on Dalston Lane, Dalston, East London. Dalston is an area of intensive development and its heritage assets are at risk of being swamped. SAVE is objecting to the scheme on  the grounds that the proposed development is four stories higher than the recommended height for the area. CGIs produced by the architects, Waugh Thistleton show that the development will loom over the Graham Road and Mapledene Conservation Area, directly opposite it - a charming area of mainly two-storey early Victorian houses. It also flanks the Dalston Lane and the Queensbridge Road Conservation Areas. SAVE is disappointed at the lack of consultation that has accompanied the application. There is no Heritage Appraisal, a gross oversight in such a sensitive area. The recently adopted Dalston Area Action Plan recommends a height of four to six storeys for the site. SAVE has requested that the Council insists upon an up to date Heritage Appraisal before the project can be properly assessed. 

Please take a look at the attached CGIs showing how the proposed development will look and do visit Hackney Council's planning pages to look at the application and consider making an objection. The planning application reference number is 2012/3558

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