We need your views on the plans

In 2014 Green Dreams Landscape Architects produced a master plan for Gascoigne Estate after extensive consultation with residents. Now the funding has been approved, Green Dreams have been appointed to deliver the project to make Gascoigne Estate a greener and more pedestrian friendly space.

Please look at the proposed plans and images available on the Columbia Road TRA website and answer the questions below so we can make sure the plans reflect resident’s wishes.

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* 1. The current proposals show a large new pocket park by the Hut and reduced parking at the Gascoigne Place entrance. 

Tower Hamlets Homes are about to change their estate parking policy so only residents of Gascoigne Estate can use estate parking spaces. This has free-ed up parking spaces and will enable the extension of the pedestrian areas of the estate, providing more space for children to play safely and people to socialise.

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* 2. The plan includes new planted areas with seating. Please tick all the options you would like to see.

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* 3. Entrance from Virginia Road

Do you find this alley unsafe? Improved lighting is proposed but would you like to see the sightlines improved by straightening the boundary wall with the Mildmay Estate?

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* 4. Community Garden space. Would you like to see more space for community growing spaces, join a community gardening project or help look after the eleven new trees that will be planted? Please tick all that apply.

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* 5. Cycle storage

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* 6. Do you like the idea of upgrading the play area? Please see suggestions below for types of play equipment and tick all that you like.

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* 7. Naseem Khan OBE, a former resident of Gascoigne Estate who passed away in 2017, was a driving force behind the project. One suggestion is to name the new pocket park after her.  Also many residents have complained that delivery drivers and ambulances often don't know where they live so bespoke signage is proposed. Please tick all the options below that you approve of.

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* 8. Do you have any other comments on the plans? 

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* 9. It would be helpful to know if you live on Gascoigne Estate or nearby. Please tick which applies to you

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* 10. Please leave your name address and contact details if you were
interested in joining a community gardening group or being a tree guardian. Updated plans and news will be posted on the Columbia Tenants Resident's Association website. You can also sign up to their mailing list.

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