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Monday, 27 June 2011

Wilmer place development

The owner of the car park and live work units in Wilmer Place, off Stoke Newington High Street has drawn up plans for a new development on the site.

The plans that are being proposed include a large new Sainsbury’s, new flats, and an underground car park, with the entrance on Stoke Newington High Street, roughly opposite the Jolly Butchers pub.

Local residents have contacted us with a range of concerns, including noise, traffic, road safety, pressure on local health services and schools and whether the local area needs another large supermarket in between the two existing large Sainsbury’s at Dalston and Stamford Hill.

It is important to note that no planning application has been submitted yet to the Council

NOW is the key moment to influence their plans and have our say as local residents BEFORE the planning application is submitted.

The developers are promising to engage with the local community over their plans and we feel strongly that they need to hear the strength of local views about the proposed development. If we work together as a local community, there is a chance the developer will change their plans to take account of community consultation.

There are drop in sessions to view the proposed plans and feed in comments at drop in sessions on:

Friday 1st July – 3-6pm; and Saturday 2nd July 9am-1pm in Abney Public Hall on Church Street.

All the questions raised with us so far are ones which the developer should answer.

We urge you to attend the drop ins, look closely at the plans, and ask for them to be changed in the ways that you want them to be.

We want to make sure that the promise of engaging with residents is kept to, and we will ask for further meetings to be held with local residents after the drop in sessions if our concerns are not addressed.

The developers have put up a website here, and the contact details for any concerns are: Leanne Parkinson, Leanne.parkinson@fourcommunications.com, 020 3023 9925 and Nicholas Vose, Nicholas.vose@fourcommunications.com, 020 3023 9081

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