Rejuvenation removes both character and sunlight from Shoreditch, campaigners say

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Rejuvenation removes both character and sunlight from Shoreditch, campaigners say
7th November 2014

After Kings Cross, Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoredich is London's largest brownfield site. 

It's been derelict for half a century but that's something developers hope to change with a dozen new residential and office blocks up to forty-six storeys high. 

It's an £800 million scheme campaigners say “threatens to blight the East End for generations to come.”

This weekend is the last chance for campaigners to submit their objections to Hackney and Tower Hamlet councils.

Local residents Brad Lochore and Lucinda Rogers discuss the issue, noting that these projects are unlikely to help the average Londoner and are being built for profit. 

They also explain why the new project will completely ignore the character and feeling of Bishopsgate and is against the wishes of so many, including those from the tech industries.  

See more from our previous discussion on developing brownfield and green belt sites.

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