The Mile End Old Town Residents Association (MEOTRA) has alerted us to a proposed development of a 15 story block of flats on the site of Benjy’s in Mile End. They are urging people to object. The deadline is tomorrow – Wednesday 18th January.
Here is their post.
The application to build a 15-storey block of flats on the site of Benjys has returned. Many apologies for the late notice, but the deadline for objections is this Wednesday.
MEOTRA will be objecting, but I can’t stress enough how important it is for as many objections to be registered as possible before the deadline.
Our main concern is that the building is too tall for the area and will literally raise the bar for future developments nearby (e.g if the BT exchange, Gateway Housing or TA buildings be redeveloped will they be as tall?).
Mile End is defined in the LBTH Local Plan as a “Neighbourhood Centre” and as such new buildings should be in context with their surroundings. The proposed scheme is completely out of context with its neighbours.
The developers also admit there are issues with the building possibly creating a wind tunnel
You can find a sample objection letter template here, but please do customise it to match your own thoughts and feelings on the scheme.
Please email objections to: