Housing and the Built Environment
Housing & the Built Environment
31/07/15 Architects for Social Housing article on the causes of London’s housing ‘crisis’
09/03/15 openDemocracy published The law of the forest and the freedom of the streets, a short essay by Hackney's Ken Worpole
15/ 02/2015 Hackney Play Streets evaluation report published - shows success in helping to bring back street play, and the potential for building on the work to date.
14/02/15 Not content with the destructive 'right to buy', the government is now proposing to give away social housing. Privatisation, no matter what the cost. We must stand up against this madness.
02/10/14 The Planning Inspectorate upheld a Hackney Council Enforcement notice preventing the use of the upper floor of the 150-year-old Chesham Arms Pub, listed as an Asset of Community Value, as a self contained flat. But the owner can continue to use the ground floor as an office until March 2016.
08/05/14 The London Recipe: How Systems and Empathy Make The City report makes the case for combining systems and empathy and discusses ways in which London’s systems and empathy can be improved. Examples given include:
26/03/14 Planning: change of use system. A House of Commons explanation of changes that will come into force on 6th April 2014, highlighting some concerns surrounding changes of use.
04/02/14 Hackney is awarded £13,141,188, the third highest level of New Homes Bonus in the UK
12/13 The RIBA report City Health Check – How Design Can Save Lives and Money explores the role design can play in combating key public health problems. It concludes that the healthiest local authorities have almost half the housing density and a fifth more green space than the least healthy ones and that England’s obesity epidemic could be eased if better public spaces and green infrastructure were prioritised.
20/09/13 The Hackney Society launched the Hackney Building Catalogue a database of Hackney's Locally Listed buildings.
27/02/13 See what people are saying about Neighbourhood Forums: read Sustainable Hackney comments to Neighbourhood Forum consultations Feb 2013, see Cazenove Area Action Group (Hosted Groups) and check out Hackney Planning Watch . The Forums themselves can be accessed at Chatsworth Neighbourhood Forum and Stamford Hill Neighbourhood Forum.
07/09/12 Guided Walk through Abney Park Nature Reserve - Wilmer Place Park v Sainsbury's Towerblock
21/08/12 Do you want a 6 story 22m tall Sainsbury's and block of flats overshaddowing Abney Park Cemetery? If not deadline for objections is 17th Septmber. See Russell's Blog for ecological impact on Abney Nature Reserve. See also Stokey Local campaign.
18/04/12 Delight as London Lane tower refused
24/11/11 Built Environment Map
Planning applications in Hackney
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City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile (joint strategic needs assessment)
Hackney Vandal Patrol (Kingsmead) 1976
Spacehive - crowdfunding civic projects
Digs - supporting and empowering Hackney renters