Hopefully you read in our latest email the outcome of our legal battle and the strange turn of events that lead to Sainsbury's no longer having an interest in the site at WIlmer Place.
We'll be holding a public meeting at 7pm TONIGHT (Monday 11 May 2015) at St Paul's West Hackney Church, on the High Street, at the junctions of Evering and Amhurst Roads.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to answer all your questions about what has happened and what might happen next.
In the meantime, you might like to read some of the recent press coverage on the Stokey Local campaign and developments at Wilmer Place. Thanks to the local press, in particular, who have been supportive of our battle over the years:
East London Lines:Sainsburyâ€™s out, but mixed development building stays 29 April 2015
A four-year legal battle to prevent the construction of a supermarket in Stoke Newington came to an end last Tuesday, when the High Court allowed developers of a five-storey building to go ahead with their plan.
Hackney Gazette:Wilmer Place supermarket bid hangs in balance 06 May 2015
The future of a controversial scheme to build a huge supermarket and block of flats on the edge of a nature reserve has been thrown into question after Sainsburyâ€™s confirmed it was no longer involved in the project.
If you've been forwarded this email or haven't been following the campaign recently you might like to find out more about our campaign to resist a mixed development comprising a large supermarket and 53 luxury flats, hard by Abney Park Cemetery. The development, by dint of its scale and position, will damage the local ecology, seclusion, heritage and trade. It offers only 9 "affordable" flats and a supermarket to add to 45 that are already within 1.8 miles of the site.
We took our battle to the High Court, but lost in 2014 and were refused permission to appeal, but the delay apparently caused the principal tenant, Sainsbury's, to pull out. You can read more about our fight on our website.
It doesn't look like the battle is over â€“ we're keeping an eye on developments and are hopeful that we'll get a better outcome for the site and the local community.