The proposal to build three concrete factories and an asphalt plant at the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Park is apparently now on the list to go before the London Legacy Development Corporation’s (LLDC) planning committee on 22 November, pushed back from 27 September.
If approved, these plants will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an estimated 900 heavy vehicles coming and going daily.
A petition set up by the Olympic Park Coalition for Responsible Development (OPCRD) to oppose the plans has received more than 10,500 signatures, according to OPCRD member Perry Miller. It has now been submitted to the LLDC, so thanks to all those who signed up. You can still sign the petition, which will also be handed to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan by Unmesh Desai AM, Assembly Member for City and East, representing constituents across Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Tower Hamlets and his home borough of Newham.
If you want to give some extra support, the group has also started the Olympic Legacy Protection Fund: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/olympic-legacy-protection-fund. The OPCRD says it will use the entire proceeds to help pay for legal and planning fees associated with keeping the Olympic Park and the neighbourhoods around it safe from bad planning decisions.
The full applications can be found on LLDC’s planning website at http://planningregister.londonlegacy.co.uk/swift/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display : PA Refs: 15/00368/FUL / 15/00400/FUL / 15/00414/FUL / 16/00194/SCRES].