There has been an application for full planning permission for a concrete block manufacturing plant (incorporating offices), a ready-mix concrete plant and parking and storage areas. With all aggregates delivered by rail and products exported via access to Marshgate Lane.
Where is this area?
Land at Bow East Goods Yard, Pudding Mill Lane along the Green Way.
Where can I read more about the planning application?
Here’s where you can find out more about the planning application.
What impact on the Carpenter’s Estate and wider area?
There has been objections made to the planning application that cover the below concerns:
Noise and disturbance
The developer’s Planning Supporting Statement states (7.10) that the intended hours of operation will be 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, during which neighbouring communities will be subjected to ongoing industrial noise and disruption.
Traffic generation and highway safety
The development would result in increased traffic congestion and risk to the public, with a fleet of industrial vehicles being deployed into an area populated by young families. The Planning Supporting Statement states that the Concrete Block Plant will result in approximately 100 vehicle movements per day ( 7.11.1) and the Ready-Mix Concrete Plant will result in approximately 120 vehicle movements per day (7.11.2), so a total of 240 vehicle movements per day, or 20 movements per hour (7.11.3). No arrangements for collection or removal of generated waste have been specified.
Risk of harm from reduction in air quality
Hazardous dust and chemicals from cement-manufacturing activities and associated vehicle fumes will raise air pollution to dangerous levels, causing asthma and other negative health issues for the local population.
Incompatible with local planning policies
It is at odds with LLDC’s plans of creating a new world-leading quarter facilitating artistic, academic, scientific and cultural institutions, along with new residential neighbourhoods and schools, to allow high-level industrial activity nearby to reduce the quality of life for everything around it.
Although the site historically has been zoned for industrial use, the soil was cleansed in preparation for use during the 2012 Olympic Games. In addition, the majority of surrounding land has now been re-zoned for residential and commercial developments.
The site is directly in front of the newly revamped Pudding Mill Lane station, now with the largest capacity on the DLR network, and with direct access to the Olympic Stadium and Stratford City Centre. It is also adjacent to a large section of the Greenway and will be viewed prominently from the Olympic Stadium. In view of the well-publicised and desperate need for new homes in London, it is a wasted opportunity to allocate prime inner-city land to heavy industry.