Stokey Local

StokeyLocal: No to Sainsbury's Supermarket in N16

NOTE: This is the online version of the petition started in Hamdy's News Ltd. and now in 20+ other local businesses.  If you have already signed the paper version, your signature will be added to those collected here. There's no need to sign it in both places.

We'd love you to drop into one of the local shops to express your support, but we know Stokey is loved far and wide, and people come here to enjoy the unique atmosphere and local shops. Do let your friends and visitors what is planned and get their online support!

The paper petition can be found at the following stores in Stoke Newington:

Hamdy's                       Lemon Monkey               Paramount Fruiteers         
Benjamin Chemist         The Royal Bakery            Roses Drugstore       
The Fishery                   The Mediterranean          Shine                  
Diamonds and Light       Early Bird                       Evergreen and Outrageous
Fowers N16                   Homage                         Mother Earth (Albion Rd)  
Ved News                      Il Bacios Restaurants      Absolutely Scrumptious
Church St Food Store     Ryans                            Newsagent opp The Rochester
Brooks Estate Agents                                         Cafe opposite The Shakespeare




We the undersigned are registering our objection to the proposed planning application by Newmark Properties and Sainsbury’s to build a 24,000ft² Sainbury’s store in Wilmer Place at the junction of Stoke Newington Church Street and Stoke Newington High Street. The recently opened small Sainsbury’s and Tesco, larger Iceland store and very new Sainsbury’s in Stamford Hill have left the area ‘Supermarket Saturated’.

We are concerned the effects of the developments will be:

  • The possible closure of many food shops and other local businesses which are already struggling in the current recession.
  • A heavy increase in traffic, congestion, air pollution and an increase in risk of accidents: especially because very large lorries will be turning outside William Patten Primary School into Wilmer Place.
  • To ruin the current Victorian façade of Stoke Newington High Street through the demolition of two shops to create a wide entrance for cars.
  • Potential damage to Abney Park Cemetery.

Stoke Newington is known for its special atmosphere of independent shops and community spirit. One large supermarket in this particular location would undoubtedly change this unique area.

Once the application has been submitted you have 21 days to make a comment to Hackney Planning Dept. The application number will be on the site notice or you can find it on the Hackney Planning Department website.

How to have your say on planning applications/Planning Explorer

Write a letter: Planning Dept, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY
Complete the submission form sent with the notification letter (to some local people).


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