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Pollution campaigners claim Olympic Park victory


Filed: Friday, 20th January 2017
By: Staff Writer


Plans to build up to four new factories on the site of the Olympic Park have been shelved - for now.

KUMB revealed last November how residents of Stratford had launched a petition aimed at preventing the erection of four factories adjacent to the Olympic Stadium.

And it was revealed earlier today that the London Legacy Development Corporation had snubbed developers by recommending that the plans be withdrawn.


The proposed new site was within spitting distance of the Olympic Stadium


"The LLDC has recommended the applications for the three concrete batching plants and an asphalt plant at Bow East be withdrawn," campaigner Hanan Maayan said.

"This is a direct result of our campaign and the pressure that we have put on our representatives and the media for the right to clean air and less noise in East London.

"However, the war is not won yet. While this represents an important benchmark and means that the applications in their current state will be probably dropped, the applicants may still re-apply with a different scope.

"We will keep our eyes and ears open, stay vigilant, and update on any development that arises."





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