WHPRA write to The Historical Society
WHPRA write to The Historical Society asking for clarification as to why they no longer have concerns about the proposals impact and that they review the extensive impact that their letter is now having upon the wider Conservation Area. Read the letter in full here and see visuals of the impact the proposals will have.
A few things...
On the 17 October Developers FEC announced their chosen arts operator, a newly formed company called Time + Space Co. WHPRA are concerned that the operator has never previously operated an arts or community centre. WHPRA has requested a meeting with their CEO, Piers Read and have so far received no response.
FEC also release the spend figure for the Town Hall including it appears the hotel, restaurants and bars and the square and the Broadway Annex. The cumulative total is £36 million. A lot of these figures are possibly inflated estimates and it is hard to tell what is included in this spend
Simon Jenkins reveals in the Evening Standard how developers are moving into all parts of London not just Crouch End. He notes that Councils have given up the fight against developers as money overtakes planning concerns.
Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum
A letter from the CENF.
Crouch End counsellor affirms he does not back FEC Planning Application at this point
At a Crouch End Labour branch meeting councillor Jason Arthur clarified that unless the FEC resolve each of the issues raised in the recent letter from the three Crouch End councillors, he will not be supporting the HTH planning application.
This is great news as currently there is little sign that the FEC will address these concerns any time soon.
20th Century Society objects to HTH proposal
20th Century Society object to the plans and back WHPRA’s request for further information about the feasibility of the proposal in the long term.
HTH Arts Operator announced
Developers FEC announced their chosen arts operator, a newly formed company called Time + Space Co, and details of the repair and restoration of the Town Hall. WHPRA are concerned that the operator has never previously operated an arts or community centre. WHPRA has requested a meeting with their CEO, Piers Read and have so far received no response.
HTH Public Planning Meeting Topics
The public meeting on HTH last week was a big success and saw a huge turnout of local residents keen to tackle this important local issue.
The most important thing in the short term is objecting before the upcoming deadline of the 26th of September!
The topics covered in the meeting are summed up well on Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum
HTH Public Planning Meeting
Come to our public meeting to find out more about the planning application and how you can best comment on, object to, or support the application.
Making a valid comment on a complex planning application like this is hard. What you say will be taken into account by the Planning Committee but only if you make valid planning arguments.
Sign up to the event here.
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