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Have your say on the future of Hackney Wick

Public consultation: 1 December to 9 February

Residents and local businesses are invited to have their say about the future of Hackney Wick during Hackney Council’s public consultation on a draft masterplan for the local neighbourhood that sits alongside the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park.

In the coming years, Hackney Wick will be faced with many choices as a result of the investment into the area brought about by the 2012 Games, coming from both the private and public sectors.

To ensure these choices reflect the local aspirations for the Wick neighbourhood, Hackney Council is asking local people for their views on the draft masterplan which will ultimately provide a planning and design framework for the neighbourhood.

The masterplan, prepared by the Council with the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Design for London, describes Hackney Wick as it is now and proposes a vision for how it could become.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said:

“The Hackney Wick masterplan describes a future for the Wick that can grow from what already exists. It describes the spaces of the future where you could live and work, spaces that can allow the local creative economy to expand alongside strengthening the community infrastructure to support a young and growing neighbourhood. The plan explores Hackney Wick’s position and its connections with the Olympic Park and the wider borough. The plan also attempts to position the Wick of today to shape the legacy that will come forward on the western side of the Olympic Park so that the legacy becomes part of the Wick of tomorrow. By sharing your thoughts and ideas we can shape that future for ourselves and the next generation.”

Among the proposals, it suggests making the area around Hackney Wick station a ‘hub’ that could include restaurants, cafes and shops. It also suggests better walking and cycle connections and improved access to rail and bus services. Two new bridges, one at Wallis Road and the other at Gainsborough School, are proposed to give additional local crossing points over the navigation into the Olympic Park.

The masterplan pays close attention to the unique character of Hackney Wick as a result of its historic buildings, interesting streetscape and remaining industrial features. The masterplan sets about describing how the architecture of future development, its scale and massing, could complement the existing buildings and enhance the character of the neighbourhood.


How to have your say:

Visit - drop in to any of the Council’s libraries or the Hackney Wick Community Centre to pick up a copy of the draft area action plan and feedback form.

On the web – you can view a copy of the draft area action plan and fill in the feedback form at: www.hackney.gov.uk/hackneywick

Drop in sessions – have your questions answered and pick up some information at Hackney Wick Community Centre, Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick on the following dates:
Thurs 14 Jan: 6-8pm
Tues 19 Jan: 10am - 12noon
Thurs 21 Jan: 6-8pm

Meet a planning officer – email: strategic.delivery@hackney.gov.uk or call: 020 8356 7743 to book an appointment. Meetings will be held at the Hackney Wick Community Centre on the following dates:
Mon 11 Jan: 12noon – 2pm
Fri 22 Jan: 10am – 12noon
Mon 25 Jan: 6-8pm

Write to – Freepost plus RLYK-SJEG-GHZC, Planning, Strategic Projects, Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London, E8 1EA

Visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/hackneywick
Email: strategic.delivery@hackney.gov.uk
Call: 020 8356 8150