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Fighting City Hall: a planning workshop at Clays Lane Community Hall

11 Feb 2007 - 14:00
11 Feb 2007 - 18:30


Clays Lane Cooperative Housing, Planning & Action Group is proposing a day of discussion of the Olympics in response to the detailed planning application expected to be delivered by the ODA at the beginning of this month (February, 2007).

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As the Odious Destruction Armoury (ODA) has failed to deliver the planning documents to its publicity department despite already announcing their availability to the public, we shall be using this day as a preliminary workshop only. A day to meet and discuss and prepare for a future workshop scheduled for the end of February.

We want to hold a day event to be able to discuss together the current proposals, assess, evaluate, improve, change or scrap them.

A beginners guide to the social impacts of the Olympics

Proposed program:

In order to attend the rally at noon Sunday 11th February at Marsh Lane Fields we will be starting at 14.00 instead of the previously advertised time of 12.30

14.00 Reception, Lunch (we will be providing some food but feel free to bring your own food and refreshments)

14.30 Opening presentation

15.00 Key local sites detailed presentations

16.00-17.30 Discussion – conclusion (finish time is flexible)

Presentations include:

Throughout the day we will be projecting key parts of the planning application with CDs / Large printed maps and projections of the current Feb 07 Detailed planning application.

Apango/Spectacle Community Video Project on the Analysis of the Olympic Opportunity Area OCT 06 / Mark Saunders - What has changed, what can we learn from those changes ?

Various advising and interested groups will be there, if you are intending to challenge aspects of the February planning applications you may be able to get good advice, find out what is happening at sites of interest near your own, share your knowledge and help others to understand how they can challenge the current plan.

Interest Groups:

We will be inviting the following groups and would like to include your name among the list of participants. Here is a list of interested local user groups, please, add yours if we forgot you:

  • Hackney Marshes User Group
  • Travellers (Clays Lane & Waterden Road)
  • Clays Lane Cooperative Housing
  • Manor Garden Allotment Society
  • East Marshes User Groups
  • Lammas Land Defence Committee
  • Wathamstow Marshes

Ideas for:

  • Assessment of the social and environmental impact of the current plans
  • Community land management approaches
  • Conflict management strategies
  • Considering negative and positive regeneration and planning practices


Clays Lane Community Centre
Clays Lane Village
Stratford Town
London, E15 2UH

How to get there:

Leyton Tube (Central line). Buses 158, 69 and 58 stop at Leyton High Road/Temple Mills Lane from which there is a fifteen minutes walk to Clays Lane from station. The 308 bus runs from/to Homerton and Clapton.

Map to Clays Lane