Write to your councillors about 55 Morning Lane

Use this letter to ask your local councillors to demand at least 50% social rent council housing on any development on the Tesco site in Hackney Central and to support Morning Lane People’s Space in campaigning for an open transparent process going forward. You can get the email addresses of your councillors from this site.Continue reading “Write to your councillors about 55 Morning Lane”

Our statement following the Mayor of Hackney’s press release on the future plans for the Tesco site at 55 Morning Lane

The Mayor of Hackney’s statement on the future of the Tesco site in Hackney Central shows he takes this development seriously. The statement talks of a “new approach” but contains nothing that is new. Hackney Council will continue strategic control of the development, which we welcome. They also say they will proceed “openly, transparently andContinue reading “Our statement following the Mayor of Hackney’s press release on the future plans for the Tesco site at 55 Morning Lane”

Hackney Council’s pro-developer agenda and what that means for the Morning Lane Tesco site

Corporate consultants SEC Newgate describe Hackney Council as “resolutely pro-development in the face of opposing political campaigns in the borough” like us and Save Ridley Road. As a result, “the bulk of housing built in Hackney in at least the last two decades has been for market sale”. Hackney council put developers and their desireContinue reading “Hackney Council’s pro-developer agenda and what that means for the Morning Lane Tesco site”

Hackney residents tell our Council to change their plans

Recently the Council asked Hackney residents yet again for our views on their plans for Hackney Central. Although it was widely publicised by the Council including via street advertising, emails and social media, not many people took part. But if the Council listen to those who did, they will rethink their plans for the area.Continue reading “Hackney residents tell our Council to change their plans”

Our response to Hackney Council’s Consultation: Help Keep Hackney Building

 DO YOU CARE ABOUT HOUSING IN HACKNEY? IF SO, READ ON AND RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION before the DEADLINE of midnight on Thursday 28 April 2022 Our response is divided into WHAT ARE THE ISSUES and HOW TO RESPOND WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? Our campaign has been around the Tesco site at 55 Morning LaneContinue reading “Our response to Hackney Council’s Consultation: Help Keep Hackney Building”

MORNING LANE PEOPLE’S SPACE RESPONSE TO Hackney Council’s The Grand Challenge and Missions Survey: Have your say on the future of Hackney Central 

THIS CONSULTATIONS HAS NOW CLOSED. WE’LL BE POSTING AN UPDATE ON IT SOON. Here is the link to take part: https://hcc.commonplace.is/proposals/missions-and-grand-challenge/step1 The deadline is 28 February The first part of the consultation asks people how much they agree with five ‘Missions’, each with a list of ‘Action Areas’ that do not give any details ofContinue reading “MORNING LANE PEOPLE’S SPACE RESPONSE TO Hackney Council’s The Grand Challenge and Missions Survey: Have your say on the future of Hackney Central “

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”