“Ask the Mayor” and ASDA development update

(Edited and reposted from Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum)

There will an ‘Ask the Major’ event being held in the gym of George Greens school on 7th March.

Whilst all tickets for the event on Tuesday night have all ‘sold’ out. The actual event will be in the gym of George Greens school not the main hall, so although there will be some un-ticketed standing room available there won’t be that much.

If you want to try and get in and do not have a ticket you can try between 7.15pm and 7.30pm but it depends on how many people with tickets do not turn up and the amount of standing room so entry is definitely not guaranteed. If you have a ticket and cannot make it let the Council know.

  • Doors open at 6.45pm Tuesday 7th March at George Greens school
  • If you booked a ticket, your seat will be reserved until 7.15pm
  • After 7.15pm, unclaimed seats & standing room will be made available to attendees on the night on a first come first served basis.
  • 7.30pm presentation starts
  • 8pm to 9.30pm Q&A

The event wont be live-streamed but the Council will try and film the event for later release.

George Greens school, 100 Manchester Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3DW (close to Island Gardens DLR station, D7 & 135 buses stop outside)

ASDA update

A developer has planning permission to build a new ASDA superstore, then knock down the old ASDA and build 850 apartments above it, this would also result in the loss of the petrol station. The developer now wants to submit a new and revised planning application for a different scheme which means they have to re-do the public consultation.

Revised plans are now being proposed which include a new 620 pupil primary school, a theatre and arts centre to be run in conjunction with a community partner, a Tower Hamlets IDEA’s Store, improved retail, better connections to the local area and, an increase in the number of homes provided on site. With a planning permission already in place, the focus is that the District Centre works better for both existing and future residents of the Isle of Dogs.

We will be holding community workshops on the evening of Friday 17th March and during the day on Saturday 18th March.

These workshops will give everybody an opportunity to discuss the detail of the revised proposals for the District Centre. The event will include a presentation and a focused discussion on: Landscape; School, Culture and Community; Transport; Housing, Retail and Design.

The workshops will be held in Café Forever on Glengall Grove.

Children’s entertainment will be arranged for 18th March. Places for the workshop will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to register for attendance please contact:

williamh@snapdragonconsulting.co.uk or telephone 0203 176 4161.

Places for each slot will be allocated once registration has closed on Monday 13th March.

Following the workshops and further discussion with stakeholders, we will be holding a public exhibition of the scheme prior to the submission of an application.

The community workshops and the public exhibition will be held in Café Forever on the following dates and times:

Community Workshop:

Friday 17th March 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 18th March 11:00am – 2:00pm

Public Exhibition:

Friday 21st April 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 22nd April 10:00am-4:00pm

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