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Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower is 50 years old this year. The Grade Il* listed building is part of the Cheltenham Estate in Kensal Rise. It comprises 157 flats in the main tower and a further 60 apartments in the lower blocks.On Saturday 9 July, the Trellick Tower Residents’ Association is holding a festival to celebrate the past, present and future of this iconic building. Several homes both in the tower itself and the adjacent Edenham Way will be open to the public for tours.There will also be a talk from architect James Dunnett who worked with Goldfinger early in his career. Closest Tube WESTBOURNE PARKSee More
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Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022It is with great sadness we inform you that Joan Flannery died in UCLH hospital at 11am on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 in UCLH hospital. She slipped peacefully away leaving her son Marc and three grandsons, Nathan, Kieran and Joseph.Joan was born a Liverpudlian in 1928 moving to London in 1948 where, among other roles, became the Landlady of the 'Three Greyhounds' Pub in Soho during the 1950’s. When Marc was born in 1960 they found themselves living in a one bedroom flat in Old Street where she had the support of wonderful friends and neighbours.On returning to work at the GPO (now BT), Joan was soon able to move onto Golden Lane Estate, first to Hatfield House in 1969 before downsizing to Great Arthur House in 1984 when Marc left home.Anyone who knew Joan would remember her as a fiercely determined and the driving force behind the Golden…See More
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GLERA met with the Islington Planners last week in a helpful meeting which clarified some points. Here are the highlights of the discussion:

GLERA have pointed out a number of deficiencies with the application documents and as a result the documents will be revised and re-submitted. In addition the Islington Design Review Panel (DRP) will meet at the end of October as they have further comments to make, so it is likely there will be some cosmetic changes to the design.

The whole scheme will be open for comments for a further 21 days from the date it is re-submitted. We should receive notices by post when it is re-submitted. The "Comments" button will re-appear on the Islington website during that period.

As a result it looks likely that the scheme will not be put before the planning committee until December at the earliest and possibly next year.

We tabled alternative schemes that have been prepared for the site showing that it would be possible to accommodate the school and 66 flats in way that would not cause as much damage, and also a design that is entirely low/medium rise in scale with the Estate. We will be posting more info on these soon.

The City sent their acoustic consultants down to site last week to take background noise measurements. On that day they chose to move all their heavy plant and operate an angle grinder for 90 minutes. Islington planners have said they will require them to re-survey. Here is some background.

The daylighting studies are tabulated in a way that makes it very hard to identify which flats will be affected. The planners agreed that the applicants will be asked to identify the flats by number, so that you can tell how much light will be lost. Bear in mind 122 windows will lose more than 20% of their daylight (The standard by which developments are judged). Some of us will lose more than 50% of the light to our windows. Everyone that we have discussed this with thinks this is wholly unacceptable.

Attached is a plan summarising the issues with the current proposals and where they break planning policy.

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Excellent diagram showing the planning deficiencies.

Surely more than 2 garages are going to be lost!!!!    "1.30 Accessible Parking: No wheelchair accessible parking being provided. 9 Spaces required Two essential accessible parking garages being lost from Golden Lane Estate."

I think there are six garages Iain, and all will be lost. I only know of two being used by residents who rely on them for accessible parking, and in the application it was stated that the others are used for storage, but I would be interested if anyone has better information.

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