BFLS Tower set for approval after controversial plans are revised
BFLS’s contentious ‘Dalston Green’ scheme has been recomended for planning approval following revisions which include an upgrade of Kingsland High Street station
Hackney’s planners have recommended the tower for approval at the next planning meeting on 7 March after changes to the project.
The alterations come after concerns were raised by local residents who described the project as an ‘eyesore.’ English Heritage and a number of local architects also voiced concerns, (see AJ 22.02,12), saying the tower did ‘not adequately respect the historic area’s character’.
New images released today by Rothas, the long-term freehold owners of the site, highlight the changes to Kingsland High Street which also includes a revised elevation to the street frontage on Kingsland High Street.
There is a proposed station upgrade, which includes doubling the number of Oyster readers, on-grade lift access from street level to the platforms, a new ticket hall and station frontage, public meeting space and visual improvements to the Kingsland High Street public realm.
A spokesperson for the developers Rothas said: ‘Following an extensive consultation, we strongly welcome Hackney’s recommendation for this highly sustainable landmark development. This recommendation shows that the plans match Hackney’s vision for bringing new jobs, homes and investment to Dalston.’