The Portland Rise Estate near Manor House station, N4

The Portland Rise Estate near Manor House station, N4

Residents, community groups and local businesses have been invited by the council to  contribute their views and ideas  as it draws up a draft masterplan to shape the future of Manor House.

The council is in the early stages of preparing a strategy to improve the area in the north-west corner of the borough and says it would like know what people think.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said, “The Manor House masterplan provides a key opportunity to shape a new neighbourhood centre around business and commerce.

“The Woodberry Down regeneration scheme, Finsbury Park and the access to public transport around Manor House make this a unique opportunity for local businesses and the borough.

“These community events provide residents and businesses the chance to feed their ideas into the development of the new neighbourhood.”

The council says the masterplan is needed to maximise the opportunities that the Woodberry Down regeneration scheme will bring to the area.

The draft masterplan aims to create a strong and distinctive place around the Manor House tube station. The council says that this could be achieved by improving the environment around the public transport facilities, promoting a mix of employment, retail and residential uses, and encouraging walking and cycling.

The council is holding two community events where you can find out more:

6:00-8:00pm Tuesday 9 February at Woodberry Down Primary School, Woodberry Grove N4 1SY
6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday 11 February at Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes N4 2HA

To find out more:

Phone: 020 8356 8047
Email: strategic.delivery@hackney.gov.uk – include ‘Manor House’ in the subject line

More information on the council’s website here.

Previous story on Woodberry Down here.

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