- Parents and residents of or near Hackney's Horizon School
- United Kingdom
Thank you to everybody who signed the petition. It was a worthwhile attempt but unfortunately democracy in this instance has failed. We didn't stand a chance as the decision was clearly already made at the start of the process. Thank you anyway.
A plan is proposed by BSF and Hackney Council to demolish Horizon School and replace it with a significantly enlarged school on the existing site. The proposals are at the Planning stage with Hackney Council.
It will mean:
•significant reduction of children's' outdoor play area
•destruction of thirty mature trees, currently covered by a tree preservation order
•a new access road running through the playground, which will exit onto Prince George Road
•a new drop-off point for children and deliveries on Prince George Road
•a significant increase in traffic, resulting in congestion and noise
•loss of parking spaces.
We, the undersigned, agree that:
1. The proposed destruction of thirty mature trees would be a significant loss of amenity for residents, visitors and users of the school. We believe that the loss of wildlife habitat and environmental diversity will not be mitigated by the planned tree replacement.
2. The increase in motor traffic, including service access via the new internal road, will have a significant and negative impact on traffic congestion, pollution and street safety.
3. The design, proportions and appearance of the planned building and its dominant relationship with existing housing will erode the cohesive visual nature of the area.
The Rethink the Horizon School plans petition to Parents and residents of or near Hackney's Horizon School was written by James and is in the category Education at GoPetition.