Despite receiving 10,000 objection letters opposing the development as
it currently stands, the Mayor approved Development Securities planning
application on 15 March 2007 to demolish Oriental City with no
provisions on the relocation of businesses or community facilities.
The Save Oriental City is taking the matter to the Secretary of State
for Community and Local Government to hold a public enquiry on the
Oriental City Tenants Association will take the battle to the next
stage to get this planning application overturned. After the Mayor’s decision,
the Secretary of State for Community and Local Government Ruth Kelly MP
will now consider this application and reach her decision by 22 March 2007.
We launched an e-petition to call upon Ruth Kelly MP to ‘call in’ the
planning application for a public inquiry, you can sign the e-petition
For more information please go to the Save Oriental City Campaign SOCC
website at www.saveorientalcity.co.uk.