The owners of the East Greenwich gas holder now have a green light for demolition from the Department of the Environment and have submitted a planning application to Greenwich Council on the
This intention of this blog post is to urge you to comment on the application – regardless of the situation. Follow this link to the planning application on the Council web site. The case officer is Elizabeth Jump – and you can just write to her or write to the Planning Department.
Also read the report included (under the Documents tab of the planning application) – most of it is very good and gives a lot of detail on the holder – one of two holders which were originally there – and the site itself. There are some mistakes, but, well, let’s not nit-pick too much.
We do need to be honest about this – the legal situation with planning is pretty well stitched up –
and the same process has been used in other councils – like, for example, Tower Hamlets, where
the holders at Poplar are now being demolished, despite an active campaign group. [Read more…]