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A decade of Olympic-related development continues with the building of a new pavilion - but successful resistance to an unnecessary car park. Join our mailing list for updates.


HMUG with other groups has successfully resisted council plans for a car park on East Marsh. The proposal was turned down by the verdict of a Common Land Inspector announced on 21 August. Hackney Council had retained part of the temporary Olympic coach park surface as a car park without planning permission and will now have to remove it.

The long-awaited replacement of the old North Marsh changing rooms will now go ahead, though with the loss of some green space and with continued car parking on the common.

More details on our Issues pages.

East Marsh now: the hard surfacing of the land bridge and the car park 


Hackney Marshes User Group (HMUG) are volunteers who:

  • Organise walks round the Marshes, and explore and enhance their wildlife through planting and caring for trees and hedges.
  • Work to improve the Marshes for all sectors of the community, and campaign to protect them from inappropriate development.
  • Organise free activities and skill-sharing days, and run Hackney Community Tree Nursery and Forest Garden.

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