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Want to know what the developers have in mind for Blackhorse Road?

The “revised” plans for the redevelopment are going on public display for three days only.

If you have objections, opinions, or even just fancy a nose, this is your chance. Decisions on every aspect of Blackhorse Road’s future are being taken, from the number of storeys flats might have right through to access to reservoirs and green spaces.

Thursday 28 February from 6pm to 8.30pm
Friday 29 February from 6pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 1 March from 10am to 2 pm

Stoneydown Park Primary School
Pretoria Avenue, Walthamstow E17 6JY – MAP here

Should you miss the public display, you can also submit your views to the Blackhorse Road developers website.

On their website the KLA invite all residents to come along and give feedback on the plans. The only slight snag being – as of today – the website doesn’t actually give any address for the exhibition! Also has anyone received any information through the post that might actually inform residents its on?

All of which brings to mind Douglas Adams on public planning displays:

“But the plans were on display …”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”

(UPDATE: One day before the exhibition and an address has now appeared).


BAG invites you to a residents get together on Sat 17 May at the Sports Pavilion of Douglas Eyre Playing Fields. Come along one and all, kids too. Colin, our favourite groundsman at the pavilion, has agreed to open the bar.

If you are interested in getting involved with organising this evening then email Irina Hoss.

Worrying development that undermines the protection of our green belt land…

A government amendment to the Planning Bill could see planning powers transferred from local authorities to Regional Development Agencies(RDAs).

The amendment, tabled by local government minister John Healy, would see RDAs, quangos whose members are appointed by the government and are accountable to the communities secretary, take the final decision on green belt developments.

Eric Pickles, shadow communities secretary, said: “This will put the fate of thousands of acres of green belt into the hands of quangos that are likely to say ‘Yes’.”

Read the whole article here.

Submit your views on climate change to the council via this link and they’ll send you a low energy bulb. You could even win a prize!

The deadline is this Friday, the 15th Feb.

A reminder that the BAG AGM will be at the pavilion of the Douglas Eyre Playing Fields next Monday, 11th February,  at 7.30pm.

Business will include reports on activities, the establishment of working groups and the election of committee members.

Looking forward to seeing as many residents as possible there!

2008 AGM Agenda

The Walthamstow Guardian reports that Councillors Loakes and Rayner might not agree on stuffing the area behind Hawarden with tower blocks… article here.

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