Tower Hamlets council launches consultation period over conservation area

PUBLISHED: 15:33 27 July 2012

Proposals for a new conservation area in Fish Island have been put forward by Tower Hamlets council, and are currently open to public consultation.

The council hope that by giving the area around White Post Lane, north of Fish Island, a designation of conservational importance, its history and appearance will be preserved.

Residents have been participating in an ongoing consultation, which will end on July 30. The plans will then be discussed at the council’s cabinet meeting in the autumn.

The industrialisation of East London in the early 20th century, saw the arrival of rubber, oil and chemical industries to the area. The waterways and buildings which accompanied this industrialisation mean that the region is now of historic and architectural significance.

The proposed conservation area would also incorporate the towpaths of the River Lea and the Hertford Union Canal, as well as the canal lock and the footbridge across the river.

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