Property developers are planning to knock down the Hoxton Street Iceland supermarket, and replace it with new retail units and 25 private sale apartments.
Your Labour Councillors in Hoxton East & Shoreditch oppose this plan because it will mean:
- Demolishing our supermarket: Iceland is a well-used, local, and affordable supermarket, which our community depends upon
- No affordable housing: The plans don’t include any affordable housing, which is much-needed in our area
- Hoxton Street Disruption: The developers have undertaken no community engagement, and their plans will cause huge disruption to Hoxton Street
The Hoxton Street Iceland supermarket is well-used by local people – it’s the only larger supermarket for miles around, and it offers good quality affordable food. The developers’ proposals suggest there will be a new similarly-sized retail unit rebuilt. However even if this happens, there will be a gap of over a year where we have no local supermarket, and there is no guarantee that Iceland will return.
The current proposals also go against council development policy, as they include no affordable housing. We desperately need new affordable housing in Hoxton, and the developers should include this in their plans.
The demolition will also mean severe disruption for local businesses and especially the Saturday market. The developers have undertaken no consultation with local people, local businesses, or local councillors – they need to talk to the community to ensure that their plans reflect local concerns and cause as little disruption as possible.
Hoxton East Councillors and Mayor Phil Glanville are calling on the developers to talk to local people, and get around the table to discuss their plans for the Iceland supermarket site.
Sign our petition to tell the developers how you feel about their plans for our community.