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earlier today that the London Legacy Development Corporation had snubbed developers by recommending that the plans be withdrawn.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"The LLDC has recommended the applications for the three concrete batching plants and an asphalt plant at Bow East be withdrawn," campaigner Hanan Maayan said.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."
Randolph , Bilic, Carroll & Noble : Friday's news [28th Apr 2017]
Four nicked in France as investigation continues [27th Apr 2017]
Ribman rolls onto island [27th Apr 2017]
In brief - Thursday's news round-up [27th Apr 2017]
Legends unite for Alzheimer's campaign [26th Apr 2017]
HMRC investigate '£5m fraud' [26th Apr 2017]
Breaking: Olympic Stadium raided [26th Apr 2017]
In brief - Monday's news round-up [24th Apr 2017]
Post-match press conference: Ronald Koeman vs West Ham Utd [23rd Apr 2017]
Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.
Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.