As you may be aware, some of the buildings that are part of Stoke Newington Town Hall, Library and surrounds are currently vacant and under used and as such there is an opportunity for the Council to make more efficient use of these buildings to secure a more sustainable economic future for these important community and heritage assets.
Following an initial public consultation in October 2016 and the completion of various feasibility studies, the Council’s Delivery Team in the Planning Service have completed a first draft Planning and Design Guidance document for the buildings, setting out a number of potential new uses and improvements for Stoke Newington Town Hall and surrounds.
We are now looking to begin consulting with key community groups and local stakeholders on the first draft of the Planning and Design Guidance. The consultation will close 14 August 2017. More information and relevant documents can be found atwww.hackney.gov.uk/spd.
Copies of the document and consultation material can be found at Stoke Newington Library or alternatively the consultation can be filled out online at https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/planning-regulatory-services/making-better-use-of-stoke-newington-town-hall-and/.
We also have two upcoming drop-in sessions confirmed in the Stoke Newington Library Foyer:
· Wednesday 12 July 12pm-2pm
· Wednesday 26 July 2pm-4pm
I look forward to hearing from you.
Senior Delivery Planner
Planning and Regulatory Services
Neighbourhoods & Housing Directorate
London Borough of Hackney
2 Hillman Street
T : 020 8356 6826