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EAST LONDON INSIGHTS
Q1 2019
REDBRIDGE
HACKNEY
GROWTH IN NUMBER OF SMALL
HMO’S COULD BE REINED IN BY
REDBRIDGE COUNCIL


PARKLETS ON THE
RISE IN HACKNEY
A growing number of Hackney residents
are turning their unused parking spaces into
“Parklets” to make the most of the space
available on their streets.

Redbridge Council has
completed an eight-week public
consultation on its proposals
to introduce a planning
regulation which would remove
“permitted development”
rights for small HMOs.
The move was prompted by the growth
in HMOs across the borough, which
residents argue have been associated with
fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.
The planning regulation, known as an
“Article 4 Direction” would see landlords
having to obtain planning permission to
rent their property to three or more
people who are not in a household and
who share facilities.
A council report produced in support
of introducing the regulation says that,
in 2014, there were 11,250 properties
in Redbridge which were believed to be
HMOs. The report also shows that there
is a correlation between high levels of
As 70% of those who live in the borough do not own cars
and following a Council U turn, the roadside planters are on
the increase and can be seen on many streets across east
London.
reported anti-social behaviour, crime and
fly-tipping and high concentrations of
HMOs across the borough.
Speaking to ITV London, Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
said: “Considering that level of car ownership, I think
re-purposing a few car parking spaces for parklets is absolutely
fantastic and brings a community together in a way having a
car parked here wouldn’t.”
The neighbouring boroughs of
Havering, Newham, Waltham Forest
and Dagenham introduced Article 4
Directions in 2013. The findings of
Redbridge Council’s consultation are
expected later in the year.
Originally in 2017, Hackney Council told local resident and
Hackney Living Streets campaigner Brenda Puech to remove
her “People’s Parking Bay” from London Fields. Following
a petition, Ms Puech got the council to change their minds
and she has now been nominated for the Transport Panning
Society’s People’s Award.
REDBRIDGE COUNCIL GIVES £2.5M CASH BOOST TO
INNOVATIVE ILFORD HOMELESS HOSTEL
Redbridge Council is giving £2.5m to a pioneering homeless
hostel that is being created in Ilford town centre. The investment
will enable the hostel to help more of the borough’s most
vulnerable rough sleepers.
Redbridge Council and the Salvation Army have partnered on the project, called
Project Malachi, and the hostel will be created from recycled shipping containers
on a site in Chadwick Road.
APPROVAL EXPECTED
FOR HOMES ON
HACKNEY CAR CENTRE
SITE ON MARE STREET
Approval is expected for plans which will see the
long-standing Hackney Car Centre on Mare Street
demolished to be used for housing.
The car garage had been on Mare Street for 32 years but
closed in December. Now Hackney’s planning officers have
recommended that the scheme be approved following the
revision of original plans by firm Shanglade. The plans were
originally not approved because of concerns about the excessive
height facing Pemberton Place.
The recommendation comes despite neighbours and local
planning advisory groups still complaining about the height of
the plans.
The proposed height along Pemberton Place does
not sit comfortably and is excessive in height.”

The £2.5m will cover the project’s capital costs and maintenance will be covered by the Salvation Army’s £1.7 million commitment.
Project Malachi is expected to be up and running by summer 2019.
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The Central and South Hackney Conservation Area
Advisory Committee said in a report.

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2019-01-08/hackney-residents-replace-car-parking-spaces-with-parklets/ http://news.hackney.gov.uk/
hackney-rolls-out-first-phase-of-community-parklets/ https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/end-of-the-road-for-hackney-car-centre-dealership-after-32-yearsin-mare-street-1-5810321 http://planningdocs.hackney.gov.uk/NorthgatePublicDocs/00439115.pdf
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