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To: Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney

Save Our Sunshine: No to overshadowing nursery school

Save Our Sunshine: No to overshadowing nursery school

Dear Mayor, please act now to protect kids’ right to light in Colvestone Primary. Don’t let this development take our children’s sunshine away.

Why is this important?

We are a group of Hackney residents and parents of children at Colvestone Primary School.

Without consulting the Education Department, and in the face of 70 objections from local people, Hackney Council’s Planning Committee has approved a development proposal that will significantly overshadow the nursery school next door.

More than 30 children every year, and for generations to come, will be robbed of sunlight in the outdoor space of the nursery so that a developer can build “light-filled” private studio flats above the proposed ground floor and basement café.

We are outraged by this decision. We expect the Mayor to put the education, health and well-being of the children first.
• We have an independent expert review of the proposal which concludes that the building would cause “an increase of three to four times the existing levels of overshadowing”
• A local resident, Judith Watt, has launched a legal challenge to the Council’s planning decision
• We are urging the Council to act now to enforce historic property covenants that protect sunlight to the school's land.

Please, Mayor, do the right thing.

How it will be delivered

We will email this petition to the Mayor of Hackney.

London Borough of Hackney

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Reasons for signing

  • Studies clearly show the benefit of space and light not just on learning outcomes but on happiness and overall wellbeing. (new LSE report is worth a read). Please re-consider for future generations. Thankyou.
  • Does Hackney Council really want to be known as the school Sun snatcher?
  • When this land was originally sold by the council they saw fit to ensure the light to the nursery playground was unrestricted by future development. This was and still is a sensible covenant .

Updates

2015-11-02 23:08:39 +0000

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2015-11-02 20:53:58 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-10-31 01:18:57 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-10-29 20:49:10 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-10-29 08:12:23 +0000

10 signatures reached