|Support Stokey Local's bid to stop Sainsbury's|
The fight to stop the proposed massive new Sainsbury's at Wilmer Place is still ongoing. We believe that to give any opposition to the scheme the best chance to succeed people should put their support behind one voice, as to have multiple groups competing to be heard could effectively divide and conquer that opposition. To this end we will not be conducting a separate campaign and urge you to put your support behind Stokey Local.
You can follow their progress, join the mailing list, volunteer and more at www.stokeylocal.org.uk.
We will keep post developments as we receive them, but the best way to stay up-to-date is to join Stokey Local's mailing list and keep an eye on their website.
Letter from Stokey Local:
There will be a delay between submitting the application and it appearing on the Hackney planning website as it has to be validated before it is made public. This process is quite normal and often takes a few weeks for more complex applications such as this one.
So far no documents have been posted on the Hackney planning website. We will keep you up to date with developments as the application progresses and will be providing information which will help you to make a submission to the planning office.
The proposals, although there have been significant changes, are still going to damage the character of the area, and are an overdevelopment of the site (effectively building a housing estate on top of a large supermarket).
Once the application is validated it will be published and there will be a consultation period. We will be asking people to use the consultation period to make their views known. In the meantime the one thing that you can do that would be enormously helpful is to tell your friends and neighbours that the Sainsbury/WIlmer Place development is back and to forward this email on to friends, neighbours and family living in Stoke Newington and ask them to sign up to our email list (see link below). They will then automatically receive updates when we know more.
You could also post a message on your twitter or facebook pages so that we ensure that everyone knows to look out for the consultation period.
If you are not already on our mailing, list, we would invite you to join by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/eOEgg
If we all speak up, then we will be heard!
Thank you for your support.