New Inquiry into UKCMRI Proposed Lab AnnouncedTagged as: bioresearch biotechnology cuts environment environmentalism ukcmri
Neighbourhoods: camden euston kings_cross st_pancras
The Science and Technology Committee has announced a new inquiry into the controversial UKCMRI massive bioresearch laboratory project proposed for central London. This is separate from the planning application made to Camden Council. The likely date for Camden Council Development Control Committee to consider the application is 16th December, 2010. More information below.......
It has been announced there will be a new inquiry into the UKCMRI huge bioresearch project proposed for alongside St Pancras International Station. Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, according to a report on www.parliament.uk website, said, "With the announcement confirming funding for the project in October's Spending Review it is now very timely to scrutinise the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation." Written submissions are accepted until 12th January, 2011 - there is a guide to writing submissions and more information via this link here to report on UK Parliament website- http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/news/111118---new-inquiry-announced/
The Camden Council planning application process is now underway but there is still time to make objections/comments to councillors and MPs before the Development Control Committee consider the application at Camden Town Hall, likely to be on 16th December, 2010.
BACKGROUND: A planning application has been submitted for the massive UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory project planned to handle "Biosafety Level 3" extremely dangerous pathogens in 79,000 square metres of building on 3.6 acres of land behind the British Library, alongside St Pancras International Station, 6 underground lines, near King's Cross and Euston stations and thousands of people's homes in busy central London. It would be estimated to cost £600 million and a further £100 million per year to operate, and the government have offered £220 million towards this at a time of brutal cutbacks. Link here to more information on Indymedia London website.