Peter J I Snell's Blog (7)

Having your say on the future of Dalston

Over recent months I've posted a number of blogs about Dalston development issues here and on the Hackney Unites websites.  Here is an article I've written for the Hackney Society with links to each and a summary of what Hackney Unites is trying to do in mobilising local communities to get a better deal from new developments.  If you want to get involved with their Dalston Futures project fill out the questionnaire attached (and on their website) to join their mailing list for future…


Added by Peter J I Snell on January 3, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

A Dalston Greenprint


New Year, new skills.  I think I've finally managed to convert to pdf and attach the list of local demands for the future of Dalston that emerged from the Dalston Peoples Festival last July.  The delay is not all my fault as it took ages to get everyone to respond with amendments and…


Added by Peter J I Snell on January 1, 2014 at 15:53 — 1 Comment

Dalston Futures

Hackney Unites are going places in engaging the local community to press for regeneration in Dalston that better benefits us all.  They did post the report I wrote on the "Making a difference..." event at the Dalston Peoples Festival back in July.  You can find it at; I've now worked through that report and included all the policy ideas into a Dalston manifesto which I hope to…


Added by Peter J I Snell on November 18, 2013 at 17:17 — No Comments

Kingsland Shopping Centre Redevelopment; What we want.

I've finally sent Hackney Unites a 15 page report I wrote on the planning and regeneration theme I organised for their Dalston Peoples Festival.  We'll add a link from this site once it gets posted on their website. Since the impact of the proposed redevelopment of Kingsland Shopping Centre was a big issue throughout the Festival I've sent the developers a summary of our concerns and attach it below. They did promise to submit an applciation this September but seemed to have made no effort…


Added by Peter J I Snell on September 25, 2013 at 13:18 — No Comments

Finding a voice on the future of Dalston... Dalston Peoples Festival Planning & Regeneration Events.

Finding a voice on the future of Dalston...


Sunday 14th July; 1.00 pm till 5.00 pm, The Arcola Theatre, Ashwin Street.


Strategic planning in Dalston;  2.30 pm –…


Added by Peter J I Snell on July 7, 2013 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Latest government support for energy saving measures in your home

Green deal and ECO – Know your rights


ECO grants can subsidise heating and insulation work to your home as part of the…


Added by Peter J I Snell on May 3, 2013 at 21:17 — No Comments

Actions to improve insulation on Hackney Council Estates


Generally Hackney is a typical inner London Borough with limited scope for cavity wall insulation because so many of the homes have pre-1919 solid walls. While working as a paid surveyor on the Mayor of London’s RENEW programme I realised that this was not the case for homes originally built by Hackney Council. There is a band of estates scattered across Hackney built in the late 1970s easily identified by their non-standard bricks which were built with cavities. Most have…


Added by Peter J I Snell on August 7, 2012 at 14:31 — No Comments

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