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We have objected to plans from the London Borough of Hackney to develop part of Hackney Marshes (East) for a car park and (North) for a pavilion with car park. We are backing our member the Hackney Marshes User Group which has for some time been protesting about the proposals. The marshes are registered common land and we have written to the Planning Inspectorate objecting to the application for works on the common.
The developments will take away green space from the public and will suburbanise the area. The car parks will create noise and pollution and are unnecessary when there is good local transport and alternative car parks nearby. The pavilion will be for a limited sector of the public whereas the common is for everyone.
The works will blight this lovely green space which ought to be freely available for everyone to enjoy.