Filed: Wednesday, 2nd November 2016
By: Staff Writer
A petition to prevent the installation of four new factories on the Olympic Park has been started by local residents.
Last year planning permission for three concrete batching parks and an asphalt production plant on the former Olympic site - which would run for 24 hours per day, seven days per week - were submitted by developers.
Since then local residents have been fighting the plans, which they claim "will create an industrial blight on the area by introducing significant air, dust and noise pollution to what is otherwise a fast regenerating part of the city".
And now West Ham fans - who will also be subject to the above during match days - are being urged to sign the petition, which is now live on change.org.
The proposed new site - right next door to the OS
According to campaigners, "this development would have a dramatic impact on the local area and residents, creating three concrete batching plants and an asphalt production plant adjacent to a heavily used green space.
"The proposed plants, which will be next door to London Athletics and the new UCL East campus, are to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with an estimated 900 heavy vehicles coming and going daily.
"There is a serious risk that hazardous chemical dust from concrete and asphalt manufacturing activities and associated vehicle fumes will raise air pollution to dangerous levels, resulting in asthma and other respiratory issues for the populations of Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets."
For further information, or to sign the petition, visit change.org.
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