TIME FOR AN UPDATE
May 13, 2018 — First of all, a big thank you to all our new supporters, and also apologies to all our historic supporters for not having been in touch for a very long time now....Since the judging of the competition, much has happened, but also little has happened , making it overall a rather odd phase in our campaign. On the architectural front, we are presuming that the winners ( David Adjaye and Ron Arad) are working away developing the scheme for the planning application - which we have been told will be submitted in the autumn. This will be a very important moment for the campaign, as it will allow us to object officially to the scheme as part of the Consultation period. Please watch this space, as we will be incredibly grateful if you will write in to the Council to object at this point - every objection will matter!
So while we are waiting for the planning submission to be handed in, we have heard that Sir Peter Bazalgette and his entourage have resigned from the project - we do not know why this has happened, but given his belligerent intransigence in relation to the location of the monument and learning centre, it must be good news. His position has been taken by two Co-chairs, Eric Pickles and Ed Balls; both had been involved in the competition from early on.
Behind the scenes, there is quite a lot going on, in terms of understanding more about the various political complexities, the history of the project, and the potential negotiations that might be open to us. We are still very hopeful that 'the other side' will eventually come to terms with the the rationale behind our arguments.
Thank you again for all your support....
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