All three historic gasholders in Tower Hamlets are threatened. Although National Grid plc has not yet applied for a Certificate of Immunity, the number one gasholder at Poplar is most definitely under threat. National Grid plc and Berkeley Group have joined forced to develop a significant number of gas sites in London for housing; and we now know for sure that one of these sites is the large former gasworks at Poplar. We must save Poplar at the same time as Bethnal Green. So please can we have more signatures for Poplar before it is too late.
Tower Hamlets Council has refused my request to present the petitions to a full council meeting on the grounds that there is "a potential application for planning permission or conservation area consent in connection with the site". Clearly, this refers only to Bethnal Green so I have written to ask if we can present the Poplar petition. Regardless of the outcome we have to present all three petitions to National Grid plc early in the New Year, with copies to Berkeley Group and the joint venture company St William Homes.
So, please 'FLY A FLAG FOR POPLAR'.
Poplar No. 1 gasholder: part of the lattice-girder guideframe and the bell's upper lift