• 7 August 2013

Former Triangle Volvo site receives green light

London Borough of Hackney has granted planning permission for the re-development of the former Triangle Volvo site in Stamford Hill (N16), in the north-east of the borough.

AIHA Housing Association’s newly approved £20 million development will see the provision of 65 new flats including 36 affordable housing units, 760m² of retail space and a state of the art and 1760m² conference facility.

The project is considered unique in that it exceeds the standard requirement for affordable housing, which will predominantly consist of large family units to meet the needs of the local community. All homes have been designed to achieve London Housing Design Guide Standards or BREAM “very good”.

Following two years of consultation with the Local Planning Authority, the six-storey mixed use scheme was unanimously approved by Hackney council’s planning.

Waterman was actively involved in gaining early agreement for the proposed parking numbers that was above the initial levels requested by the planning authority who sought to achieve a car free development. Waterman successfully argued that the higher levels of car parking were appropriate in this instance due to car ownership levels and the lack of controlled parking zones in the area. Waterman also prepared the travel plan as part of the overall application.

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