Another planning application has been submitted for 130 Kingsland High Street (currently used as a Tesco local store). Previous applications for a block of flats on the site have been rejected, mainly on aesthetic grounds.
This time the application is for a hotel, rather than flats, with a café and a co-working space on the ground floor.
Like previous applications it takes no account of the existing footprint of the site (once a church, set back from the road) and the proposed building will come right up to the pavement, with a maximum height of six stories, reached at the corner of the intersection with Sandringham Road.
You can see the plans by going to the Hackney Planning applications website and doing a search for planning application number 2017/3600. Please note that the drawings etc cannot be found under ‘documents’ (which is where I first looked) but under ‘other documents’.
Aside from any aesthetic objections, local residents should consider whether we want to lose a neighbourhood supermarket and gain a hotel, with no housing gain for Hackney residents.
If you wish to comment on the application you can do so online or by emailing planningconsultation@Hackney.gov.uk
The deadline for comments is October 31st, 2017.