UK: cement plants in Olympic park?

UK: cement plants in Olympic park?
Published: 12 August 2016


Plans to construct four cement and concrete plants near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have caused outrage among local residents. If the plans are to go through, more than 900 HGV movements would go in and out of the site daily.

Almost 10,000 people have signed a petition objecting the plans, which have been put forward by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The main concerns of those signing the petition centre around increased traffic, noise and deterioration of air quality. The LLDC responded to concerns by pointing out that the site was always zoned ‘industrial’. “The site is safeguarded as strategic industrial land as it is a rail head and that is what it had to return to after its Games-time role had been completed,” a spokesman said.

The plans are due to be discussed at an LLDC meeting open to the public in September.