Five recent developments in Clapton

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Andrew Sissons, Head of Regeneration at Hackney Council, shares five projects in Clapton to get excited about 1. Parks Plenty of improvements have been earmarked by Hackney Council for parks in and around Clapton. One of these is Mabley Green, where plans are already underway for a new all-weather sports pitch, play area, and an edible forest of fruit trees. The total … [Read more...]

Clapton on the Overground

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Building on the success of the London Overground, which has seen a four-fold increase in passenger numbers since opening in 2007, Transport for London (TfL) is now planning a further extension. Twenty five new stations will appear on the tube map next year, and one of those destinations will be Clapton. The Overground network was intended to give less-affluent areas in … [Read more...]

Engage or destroy?

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How much say do residents really have in their neighbourhood’s destiny? Katy Hawkins of the Academy of Urbanism examines how a Clapton consultation process was turned on its head, and whether this could inspire future attempts Possessing character in abundance, the Tram Depot in Upper Clapton, a Victorian relic and formerly a home to artists’ studios and workshop spaces, was … [Read more...]