South Shoreditch Conservation Area extended

Hackney Council has approved recommendations to extend South Shoreditch Conservation Area, with immediate effect.

Following consultation with residents and statutory agencies, the Council enlarged the conservation area to protect the area’s special architectural and historic interest and manage future development.

The enlarged conservation area incorporates, amongst others: the former Shoreditch High Street Conservation Area; 233 Shoreditch High Street (The Light); Tea building; Great Eastern Street / Curtain Road junction; the listed Cleeve House on the Boundary Estate; Shoreditch Magistrates Court.

Hackney Council also approved and adopted the South Shoreditch Conservation Area character appraisal and Map 3.

Fiona Fletcher Smith, Hackney Council Corporate Director for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration, said: “Conservation areas are an important part of our borough’s heritage, designed to actively encourage high quality contemporary design which is sympathetic to the area’s heritage and built environment.

“South Shoreditch is an area with a thriving mixed use economy. It is essential that development is managed in a way that encourages continuing economic activity in the City Fringe, whilst also protecting the architectural legacy that makes the area so successful.”