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Someniceshit loves Shoreditch: Re-developers threaten Shoreditch by jdotbrown
October 13, 2008, 2:38 pm
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“The proposed development will towever over the local conservation areas and the local community. A 70 metre long wall of 12 to 20 storey towers coming right up to the edge of the pavement will permanently cast deep shadows over the narrow Bethnal Green Road and beyond. Hundreds of local residents and businesses, the long established local artistic community and English Heritage strongly objected to the proposal. Developers will claim the approval as a precedent paving the way for further soulless development. It jeopardises meaningful input from the community into plans for the future of this historic area. The week had seen extensive press coverage which you can read about here and here.”

Someniceshit loves Shoreditch. As much as we moan about certain things in the area it’s a massive part of life. The fact that it could be overshadowed by tower blocks and turned into “a city metropolis” saddens me. It’s always good to get off of Bishopsgate and onto Shoreditch High St kind of, and possibly literally, like a breah of fresh air.

Open who run the campaign put in a lot of work to help the community, build it and stop it from being overrun by capitalist organisations. Thanks to open the plan to build a 51 storey tower block on the site of The Light Bar was thrown out. Read more at http://www.openshoreditch.net

Here’s a video highlighting the problem :

http://www.saveshoreditch.com is petetioning and actively trying to stop this going ahead. Download the petetion http://www.saveshoreditch.com/misc/petition.pdf and help out.

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