Hackney Council’s biased survey to reconfirm priorities for Hackney Central 

This consultation is happening via an online survey that is open until midnight on Monday 23rd November. You can access it here: https://hcc.commonplace.is/proposals/survey/step1 This post outlines our response including our suggestion for how to complete the survey. It is good to see Hackney Council taking the lead from us in one sense. This survey simplifies theirContinue reading “Hackney Council’s biased survey to reconfirm priorities for Hackney Central “

Setting the record straight

We want to correct some of the things we’ve heard people say about the Morning Lane development. The Mayor said that by buying the 55 Morning Lane site, the Council ensured that we will keep a Tesco store on the site. This is not true. Tesco made the sale of the site conditional on thereContinue reading “Setting the record straight”

Our response to the Dalston Plan

We have submitted feedback on the consultation process itself, on what we think is missing from the vision, and on housing and retail because these link directly to the Morning Lane People’s Space campaign and we have evidence of what Hackney residents want from our consultation.  This feedback is given below under the headings fromContinue reading “Our response to the Dalston Plan”

Hackney Council: do NOT cut the housing waiting list

At the beginning of 2021, we joined London Renters Union, Labour Campaign for Council Housing and other housing campaigners in opposing Hackney Council’s proposals to remove an estimated 7,000 people from the Council’s housing register (‘the housing waiting list’) that then stood at over 13,000. We understand that the current financial settlement and legislation makeContinue reading “Hackney Council: do NOT cut the housing waiting list”

LACK of Freedom of Information

On 12 August 2020, Morning Lane People’s Space submitted a Freedom of Information request to Hackney Council. We asked for all communication about 55 Morning Lane between our Council and private developers (“pre-application exchanges (January 2017-present) between Hackney Planning Department and the prospective developers of the 55 Morning Lane (Tesco) site”) Public authorities have 20Continue reading “LACK of Freedom of Information”