Subject: Three unwelcome planning applications.

Dear Friends,

As we near the end of the year there are three planning applications that will keep us on our toes. We have objected as a group to all three of them and none of them have had a smooth journey through the various planning and heritage departments. But the developers are not giving up and they are not afraid of causing irreversible damage to the canal landscape or to anybody's quality of life.


This application was rejected by the council and it is now being assessed by a government inspector. If you would like to help the council to defend its decision then please attend the following meeting on Monday 6th November, 6pm to 7pm.

Bangor Wharf PI (Public Inquiry) procedure meeting

5PS Meeting Rooms, 2nd Floor, 2.1 Waterlow, 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

One of our main reasons for objecting is that Bangor Wharf is called a wharf for a reason. It is one of the few remaining sites where the canal and road could be connected as part of an integrated transport strategy, but the developers want to block it off with intensive housing development. It is also along a small yet popular green corridor and the plans would plunge the canal, its wildlife and surrounding environment into darkness.

For some further context, please visit our website...


We have been campaigning for five years to protect Holborn Studios from demolition and displacement, In 2014 Hackney Council endorsed our efforts by adding these premises to its list of locally important buildings. However, in 2016 the same council performed a spectacular u-turn and granted permission to a hugely unpopular application. Last month this application was referred to the High Court for two separate judicial reviews and we await the results. Meanwhile the developers have submitted a subtly revised plan (2017/3511) that addresses none of our previous objections. The deadline for comments is 14th November.

For some further context, please visit our website...


Earlier this year we objected to plans to demolish part of Regent's Wharf and to stretch the rooflines upwards in a hideous and anti-social way. The plans were stalled for several months, as the council officers found them to be unacceptable, and revised plans will now go to planning committee in early December.

For some further context about the previous plans, please visit our website...


Please attend the Bangor Wharf meeting on Monday if possible and please contact me directly if you have any questions on any of these applications. We will be collating further details and guidlines over the coming weeks to help you to submit or revive your objections.

Best wishes,

Ian Shacklock
Chair, Friends of Regent's Canal
2nd November 2017

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