Have your say on future of Bishopsgate Goods Yard

Hackney and Tower Hamlets Councils and the Mayor of London are starting to prepare a planning guide to direct the future development of Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoreditch.

Residents are invited to attend initial community drop-in sessions where they will be able to have their say and help decide key principles to be included in the guidance.

The sessions will cover the same issues and are open to all:

Monday 30 June, 2.30 to 8.30pm, St Hilda’s East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, London, E2 7EY

Tuesday 1 July, 2.30 to 8.30pm, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V, 9LT.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “These community drop-in sessions give residents a chance to help shape the future development of Bishopsgate Goods Yard.”

Cllr Marc Francis, Lead Member for Development and Renewal, Tower Hamlets Council, encouraged all local residents to get involved in the consultation. He said: ”It s vital the people who are potentially most affected have their chance to influence and comment on the emerging planning guidance that will shape future development proposals that are being put forward for this area."

The drop-in sessions are being held in advance of formal public consultation on the draft guidance, due to be held later this year.

For further information about the drop-in sessions, call: 020 8356 8196.

The plans will be available on Hackney Council’s website from 30 June and residents are invited to email comments until 18 July: