Thousands oppose Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park concrete factories
PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:30 01 August 2016
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More than 2,500 people have signed an online petition opposing plans to build three concrete factories near to the former Olympic Stadium.
The derelict 6.2-heactare site in Pudding Mill Lane, Stratford, was used as a warm-up track during the 2012 Olympic Games but could become a centre for heavy industry with three separate planning applications handed into the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
The three applicants, S Walsh and Son Ltd, Brett Concrete Limited and Hope Construction Materials, could also be joined by United Asphalt who have submitted pre-application plans for a rail-served asphalt plant.
Together the individual plans would form the Bow East Goods Yard scheme on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
However a petition on change.org is calling for plans to be stopped because of it could cause “significant air, dust and noise pollution”.
Newham Council environmental officers have expressed concerns about noise to Marshgate Lane.
Gemma Bell lives on Fish Island and insists she would move if the plans go ahead.
“This would directly effect my daily life in a negative way, and bring the entire appeal of the area, the road I live on and the atmosphere down significantly,” she posted.
The proposals will go before LLDC’s planning committee next month.
None of the applicants responded when asked for comment.
Visit change.org/p/mayor-of-london-stop-the-plan-to-build-4-concrete-asphalt-factories-next-to-olympic-park for more information.
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