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Camden Saved!

Camden Market, The Electric Ballrom, et al, have all had a reprieve as John Prescott rejected p[lans by London Underground for its planned £100 million redevelopment of the area. The rejection came after a five-month public inquiry and John Prescott said that the plans would have had a devastating impact on the character and apperence of the area and would be detrimental to viability and vitality of Camden Town.

It's good to see Camden saved and not turned into another generic shopping district. It's also good that the Elecrtic Ballroom has been saved - all they now need to do is start putting on a decent club night again!

I do feel a bit sad for ukmonty though as he really had his heart set on pressing the button to start demolishing the Ballroom. Nevermind, maybe in 30 years or so :p

Full Story: Lights To Stay On At Electric Ballroom (This Is London; Wednesday 22nd June 2005)

(Thanks to cookwitch for the link!)

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adders
Jun. 22nd, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
30 years? 2 years, more like, when the new planning application is drawn up and goes through.
angusabranson
Jun. 22nd, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
I kind of plucked 30 out of the ether ;p
adders
Jun. 22nd, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
You're a big lad, but you're out of shape and I do this for a living. :-)
angusabranson
Jun. 22nd, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
Damn journo's. I'll just have to spike your drink next time I see you and get the blackmail photos developed! :p

Along those lines.... you up for anotehr pub meet at somepoint this summer?
adders
Jun. 22nd, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
Sure - but I'm pretty much out of the pro RPG game at this point. I've been tunring down work for WW because work and home life is not allowing time for writing.
snesgirl
Jun. 22nd, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
HURRAH!
and yes a decent club night is SORELY needed. I went to SIncity recently for the first time, al reayd to ROCK OUT.... and spent the entire night dancing to hip hop / rap.

Yes, my rock chick self could find nothing rock decent to listen / dance too.

It's a nice venue, so why can't they get decent talent to play it?
karohemd
Jun. 22nd, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
ua_meruti
Jun. 22nd, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
And now let's all start whinging cause the Camden tube station is crap :)
slev
Jun. 22nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
While in Liverpool, despite mass popular protest, he nocks down perfectly good underground shopping areas to make way for more shopping centres...
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