Oppose planning permission on communally used land within Gibson Gardens, Stoke Newington London
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Gibson Gardens (GG) is an historical and beautiful housing estate located in the heart of Stoke Newington. It was built in the 1880's by the Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes. The area has been thoughtfully conserved and due to its character and unique atmosphere has often been sought out as a film location.
Plans have recently been submitted to build a modern, 4 storey (complete with roof garden), three bed private dwelling on what is currently communally used land within the walled grounds of GG.
The design is completely out of character with the rest of the dwellings and the ethos in which GG was originally conceived and still maintained. GG is a high density housing development consisting of small 1 and 2 bed flats surrounded by communally used land. Due to the numbers of residents and the small size of the flats, the communally used land and garden spaces are extremely important to all households. The land, though limited, is used in different ways to benefit all the residents. Building on this plot would dangerously overdevelop the area, taking valuable space away from 150 flats and give it to just 1.
If, like me, you know and love GG and agree that it is important to keep such an historic estate from unrepairable damage - I urge you to please oppose the planning of this private home on what is communally used land. Land that is used by the residents to compost on, enjoy the sun, pot plants and for children to play safely outdoors in the city!
You can find a link to the planning application here. Please click through and register your opposition.
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