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Boris insults opponents of Brent Cross Plan

London Mayor Boris Johnson revealed his contempt for local people and organisations opposing the environmentally-damaging Brent Cross Cricklewood Plan, when he spoke at the 'London Planning Awards'...


'Fly a Kite Against Pollution' says Green Party

Donald Lyven, the Prospective Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Finchley and Golders Green, has just received Special Permission from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly a Kite to a height of 140 metres (460 feet) on the afternoon of Sunday 18 April.

Donald Lyven said:
This is to give residents of Garden Suburb, Golders Green, Cricklewood, Hendon, West Hendon, Brent and surrounding areas, an idea of how high the Barnet Tory Council-voted-for incinerator chimney will be.  Its fumes will predominately drift east due to the UK's prevailing westerly winds, taking the smoke towards some of the richest suburbs in London. 

This 'Toxic Tower of Death' is 40 metres higher than the massive chimney at Edmonton Incinerator, next to the A406.  It is projected to be belching out cleaner air than it takes in, based on yet to be developed technology!  Even if that were true, it will produce thousands of tonnes of toxic ash each year, and will have to import millions of tonnes of rubbish from surrounding communities, using hundreds of lorry journeys from surrounding districts, to make the plant viable

It seems ironic that Barnet Council can - with a show of hands - vote in a hideously dense housing scheme, in an already polluted part of London, with its 140 metre high chimney; yet I’ve had to provide all sorts of detailed information to the CAA to enable special permission to fly a kite to the same height! Officially, kites can only be legally flown to a height of 60 metres (200 feet) in the UK.

Barnet Green Party will be flying a traditional Cody Box Kite with a 2.5 metre wingspan, because of its stability in the air.  The actual location of the launch site on Clitterhouse Playing Fields will be dependent on the wind direction on the day, so as to keep the kite above the Fields at all times, and hopefully an orange wind sock will indicate the wind direction, strength and launch point.

Many other groups against the Brent Cross Cricklewood Development are due to congregate at the Clitterhouse Fields during the ascent, giving out information on the disastrous development.  Please come along to learn more about BXC.

If conditions are right, Barnet Green Party urge all residents in surrounding districts to look out for the kite between 1 and 3 pm, and to ask themselves, do they want this proposed chimney looking down on them?  You can bet property prices in surrounding areas will plummet long before the first brick is laid for the incinerator plant.  Do you want your children to breath in toxins, PCBs, carcinogens and particulates?


Ham and High letter, jointly from 'Friends of the Earth' groups

(click above for Camden FoE web site, below for the Ham and High letter)

Great expectations of 'humble residents' groups' - BBC web site

"The 'Residents' Association of Barnet' (RAB) will rally against planning permission granted to the Brent Cross regeneration project..."

(Click on image above)


Navin Shah, London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow has given his reaction to Mayor Johnson's speech at the London Planning Awards:
The Mayor’s contempt shown at the London Planning Awards evening is offensive to people and objectors, who have raised very serious issues about this mega BXC development. He thinks this is all funny, but Boris's comments have made me very, very 'cross'.

It all just shows how little he cares for community and residents' interests, on a major plan that will have a serious impact on the generations to come. He thinks this is all hilarious and jokes about nodding through the plans against the fiercest opposition, but then he says 'never mind'.

This just proves Boris's thoughts and actions lie firmly with developers, not Londoners' best interests. For this reason I've called for a public enquiry, and the sooner it happens, the better!


Boris Johnson's 'Cavalier disregard for the views of Londoners'

Darren Johnson AM reacted to Boris Johnson's remarks at the 2010 London Planning Awards (see below)  with the following comment:

This sound clip reveals that beneath the Mayor's chuckling veneer lurks a cavalier disregard for the views of Londoners. There is a reckless abandonment of any pretence of reaching an informed and balanced view of major development applications, and their environmental impact.

A public inquiry is essential