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Hammerson development unrelated to Barnet's corrupt Brent Cross planning consent (2): Hackney Citizen: "'Biggest thing in the area since the Plague*': Bishopsgate Goodsyard consultation opens"

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"Campaigners are urging residents to contribute to a public consultation on the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development, calling it 'the biggest thing to happen in the area since the Plague'.

Property developers Hammerson and Ballymore propose to turn the Goodsyard site which includes the historic Braithwaite Viaduct – one of the oldest railway structures in the world – into flats, offices and a public park.

The proposed scheme, worth £800 million, also includes four residential towers, two of which would reach 48 storeys. A 13 storey commercial block is also planned for the current Boxpark site.

However the 'More Light More Power' campaign, which comprises of ten local planning and community groups, object to the 'Hong Kong style' towers.

The Goodsyard

"Following extensive consultation, the Joint Venture (Hammerson and Ballymore) have submitted plans for the development of Bishopsgate Goodsyard, the former rail depot that has mostly lain empty and derelict for the past 50 years.

"The ambition is to create a well-linked, mixed-use project of up to 1,500 new homes, with new offices, shops and public space, including a raised public garden. It will cater for growing Tech City media & technology demands, independent businesses, start-ups and local people."

Community Involvement

"... [We have] carried out extensive pre-application consultation, asking you to take part in debate and discussion around local needs and design, to ultimately help shape the nature of the regeneration scheme.

"Whereas at Brent Cross, we at Hammerson put our least-talented team in charge, there was effectively no consultation for a decade, everything was organised by the totally-out-of-their-depth London Communications PR Agency, and we have ended up with Barnet's corrupt Brent Cross Cricklewood planning consent."

 [They didn't say that last paragraph. Although they could have.]

* Actually, the 1964 fire would have been bigger.

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