Date set for UKCMRI Lab Council Planning DecisionTagged as: bioresearch biotechnology cuts environment environmentalism ukcmri
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A date has now been set for a committee to consider the highly controversial proposed UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory planning application at Camden Town Hall on Thursday, 16th December from 7pm. The Evening Standard has found out about a "high security plan" for the proposed lab. More below.......
DATE SET FOR COUNCIL DECISION: A date has now been set for the Development Control Committee to consider the UKCMRI application at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London, on 16th December, from 7pm onwards. It seems 90 tickets will be given out on the day, possibly at around 6.30pm for entry as there is limited space. Written submissions (objections/comments re the application of equivalent of no more than 2 sides of A4 paper) or a request to speak at the meeting (with summary of what you would like to say) can be sent by email, post, or hand-delivered by 9am, 15th December to: Clerk to the Development Control Committee -email address: firstname.lastname@example.org - postal address: Committee Services, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London, WC1H 9JE. Written submissions seem important as they are likely to be viewed directly on the day, not just incorporated into the planning report.
HIGH SECURITY PLAN: The Evening Standard has found out some explosive news about a "security management plan" for the proposed UKCMRI centre- link to report here.
NEW PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE INQUIRY ANNOUNCED: The Science and Technology Committee has announced a new inquiry into the UKCMRI project. This is separate from the planning application made to Camden Council. Link here to more information on Indymedia London website.
BACKGROUND: A planning application process is now underway for the massive UKCMRI bioresearch laboratory project planned to handle extremely dangerous pathogens in 79,000 square metres of building, alongside St Pancras International Station. Estimated to cost £600 million and a further £100 million per year to operate, the government have offered £220 million towards this at a time of brutal cutbacks. Link here to more information on Indymedia London website.