Hackney have ignored their own policies in the interest of a smooth ride with their developer partner, Murphy, who are set up on site and will commence the destruction any day: demolition is not just cheaper, easier and quicker but falls within the skill set of a firm whose motto is "breathing life into infrastructure” but sadly not, it appears, Georgian buildings.
OPEN members were powerful in their objections to the planning application but even 785 objections were not enough to swing the 4:4 vote towards refusal. OPEN is urgently obtaining specialist advice on the prospects of a successful legal challenge and need to move fast to optimise the chances. But the legal costs will need to be met: this is an appeal to OPEN supporters for donations to the fighting fund.
Please make bank transfers to:
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Donations of £250 or greater will be refunded in the case of an excess of funds; but it is the many donations of £10 that will make all the difference.
Please contribute to the battle for Dalston Lane!