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Proposed development at Millfields Depot

Proposed development at Millfields Depot
A Newsletter for King's Park Residents
Raising Our Game
Host borough for 2012
Issue 2, May 2007

Hackney Council and the London Development Agency (LDA) are working together on improvements to the Council's depot on Millfields Road.

We are working towards final plans for a scheme that will give the Council an opportunity to provide some new homes as well as improve the operation of the existing waste transfer station.
The residential part of the development will be within the existing waste transfer station adjacent to Denton Way. It gives the Council the opportunity to provide new homes for eight of the borough's 20 Traveller families that must move because of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The improvements to the operation of the existing Waste Transfer Station will significantly reduce its impact on local residents by improving the work areas, and moving it further away from homes. The improvements will also allow for a scheme to move waste by water using barges and support better recycling for the borough.

New Homes for Hackney's Traveller Families

The Council and the LDA are committed to relocating all 20 of the Traveller families that must move because of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have been working together to identify locations in Hackney that could provide new homes for the families.

We have identified three sites including Millfields Depot which together provide homes for all 20 families. The Millfields proposal will provide new homes for eight families.

The Council and the LDA have talked with the Traveller families about their accommodation needs. The proposal we now have includes a group of six bungalows with parking for small touring caravans; plus two pitches for larger liveable caravans.

The Millfields site is not a traditional Travellers' caravan site. The site is a pioneering and attractive design that will meet the families expressed needs. Six of the families will live in bungalows.

If the site receives planning permission the families that will move there are positive about the site and joining the local community

The site will also provide a Hackney Homes office for the officer responsible for managing Travellers' sites in Hackney The provision of a managed office is a first for Hackney.

The other two relocation sites are at Homerton RoadHackney Marshes for seven families, and Wallis Road for five families. The Homerton RoadHackney Marshes site has planning permission.

The Council's Planning Authority has applications from the LDA for the Millfields and Wallis Road sites. We are aiming for the applications to be considered by Hackney's Planning Committee in June.

The Planning phase includes consultation and the planning process will fully test out whether the proposals that have now come forward are suitable for this use. Residents can comment on the proposals and get more information at a community drop-in session with the LDA.

Community Consultation Event

To find our more about the proposed Traveller site at Millfields, residents are invited to a session with the LDA's Community Relations Team:

Monday, 14 May 4.00pm-7.00pm at the Nye Bevan Community Hall off Overbury Road.

A Planning Officer from Hackney Council will also be at the session to explain the planning process and Hackney's role as the planning authority.

View the Plans

You can see the planning application at the Council's Planning Office, 263 Mare Street, London E8 3HT on weekdays between 9am and 5pm. Ask to see planning application number: 2007/0963.

You can also view the application on the planning website:
If you want to make comments on the plans please do so in writing by 28 May; please address your letter to the Head of Planning, Hackney Council Planning Office, 263 Mare Street, London E8 3HT.

Changes to Millfields Depot

The Council and the LDA are working together on a final proposal for the Millfields Depot. A planning application is expected this Summer.

The aim is to minimise the impact of current and future waste operations on residents, allowing for moving waste by water using barges travelling up to Edmonton, reducing the number of lorries on our roads; and, to continue to support increasing recycling in Hackney.

There will also be a Hackney Homes office providing site management for all the borough's Traveller sites.

When we have a planning application for this development we will let residents know through Planning Service channels and an update newsletter.

Where can I find more information?

Traveller relocations

The LDA is leading the process to relocate the Traveller families. More information is available from the Community Relations Team on freephone 0800 377 7346; or visit
Hackney Council

2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

on 020 8356 3126; or email:

Waste enquiries: 020 8356 6688

Contact Your Ward Councillor

Residents in King's Park Ward can contact their local Councillors for more information. Your Councillors are Sharon Patrick, Julius Nkafu and Saleem Siddiqui.

You can reach Councillors on 020 8356 5000 or you can visit them at their next surgeries:

Cllr Sharon Patrick

On the first Friday of each month 6.30 - 7.30pm, at: Community Flat, 5 Oswald Mead, Sherry's Wharf Estate E9

Cllr Julius Nkafu

On the third Saturday of each month 12noon -1pm, at: Kingsmead Tenants Hall, Templemeade House, Homerton Rd E9

Cllr Saleem Siddiqui

On the first and third Fridays of each month 7pm - 8pm, at: Vi Forrester Hall, Gilpin Rd E5

Hackney Council will keep residents informed with an update newsletter each quarter.

millfieldsUPDATE December 2006[sic]

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