This is the petition we’ve got going at the moment:
We object to EastendHomes’ proposals for private development on the Eric and Treby estates’ open spaces. We specifically ask you to Remove site 2A (now Ennerdale House car park) from the plans:
The proposed sites 1, 2A and 2B do not respect the existing buildings, Ennerdale House and Derwent House; there will be too many buildings too close together, resulting in the loss of an open space which at present gives Hamlets Way an open feel.
With the present plan the area will be too densely populated – there is talk of further development on the eastern side of Southern Grove and more planned on the St Clements Hospital site.
It is proposed that site 2A will consist of 36 units for private sale, i.e. none for people on the Council’s housing waiting list. Our community needs good quality social, rented housing and no more private luxury flats.
We will lose our car spaces and will in effect – along with new residents – add to the already strained on-street parking. We propose the site is redeveloped as car park with as much green space as possible after calculating how many spaces are actually required for resident parking.
Given that other sites were removed from the original plans such as site 5 (Southern Grove between Coniston House and Derwent House) and site 6 (by the East London Tabernacle) this is not an unreasonable request.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN: we will be knocking on doors in Ennerdale on Bank Holiday Monday. If you are not in contact us here via this forum and we can arrange to meet.
Please use this petition as inspiration for other blocks. There is still time to object. If you need a helping hand get in touch here 🙂