Tower Hamlets Council: Retain the Former Queen Elizabeth Hospital buildings on Goldsmiths Row
Two large generic blocks have been proposed to take up the majority of the site on what was the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. The blocks, solely for residential use, is out of keeping with the area and we believe would significantly harm the unique character of the road linking Columbia Road and Broadway Market. Only the frontage of the Hackney Road building will be retained, the rest of the hospital buildings, built from 1873, will be demolished.
The council have previously recommended the buildings be re-developed and incorporated into a mixed-use scheme on the site and the developers must look into this option.
Residents and local business people think the plans are not good enough and say that the development of the hospital site must be of the highest possible standard to improve and benefit the area into the future, once developers have been and gone.
More information can be found on the blog: http://queenelizabethhospitalsite.wordpress.com
If you live locally, especially in Tower Hamlets, please send an objection letter to case officer Jane Jin - email@example.com as this is favoured more than an online petition.
Quoting: Planning application PA/13/00384 Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney Road
Deadlines for objections is 27th August before the planning meeting scheduled on the 29th. If as many people can be present for the planning meeting to show support, even better.
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