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Say NO to the displacement of Social Tenants & BAME communities from Chrisp St Market
Say NO to the displacement of Social Housing Tenants & BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) communities from Chrisp Street Market We oppose to the below planning application that has already been granted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the reason that is does not meet the new London plan set by Mayor Sadiq Khan. This application was passed by Tower Hamlets Council officers on 24th July 2018, which will destroy local community and displace many residence and business. The gentrification process used by Harca & Telford homes MUST Stop. We demand that this application treat the local people fairly and all be offered like for like replacement properties and the local people views be taken into consideration. We demand a FULL meaningful consultation and Ballot before the Mayor Of London approves these plans and demand that at least 50% social housing be included in the scheme where currently it stands at 21% also the customer car park remain in this historic market for it survival. This land belonged to LBTH and was give to Poplar Harca Housing Association for FREE so they could refurbish and improve the living standards of the local community but instead they teamed up with Developers Telford homes and sold out the local public to create 650 new LUXURY HOMES to be sold in the circa of £500,000 each which is NOT affordable by the local public. The scheme should be for the local community and must take into account their views. We want jobs for locals and this redevelopment will mean loss of many local jobs over the 8 years of redevelopment as business will die during the build process as no compensation has been offered by Telford or Poplar Harca. WE SAY NO TO GENTRIFICATION AND SOCIAL CLEANSING AND WE WISH TO PROTECT THE LOCAL BAME COMMUNITY THAT HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THIS AREA SINCE THE PAST 5-70 YEARS. DETAILS OF THE SCHEME ARE BELOW AND ARE AVAILABLE IN FULL ON THE LBTH PLANNING PORTAL ONLINE AND WE REQUEST YOU ALL TO SIGN OUR PETITION TO STOP THESE CO OPERATE MAGNETS WRECKING OUR LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS Description: Comprehensive redevelopment of the site (including existing car park) comprising the demolition of existing social housing buildings with the exception of the Festival of Britain buildings, Clock Tower and Idea Store; erection of 19 new buildings ranging from 3 to 25 storeys providing 649 residential units (C3 Use Class) existing market enhancement, including new canopy and service building; refurbishment of retained Festival of Britain buildings; reconfiguration and replacement of existing and provision of new commercial uses including new cinema (D2 Use Class); alterations and additions to existing Idea Store for community use and multi-function space (D1 Use Class); flexible workspace (B1 Use Class); retail floor space (A1 - A3 Use Class), including A1food store; public house (A4 Use Class); hot food takeaway floor space (A5 Use Class); upgrade and provision of new public open space including child play space; new public realm, landscaping works and new lighting; cycle parking spaces and provision of disabled car parking spaces.Planning authority: Tower Hamlets THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND FOR SIGNING OUR PETITION.