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After years of uncertainty residents at a riverside location in Tower Hamlets have finally been given the news that a concrete batching plant will not be built.

The scheme at Orchard Wharf would have seen 600,000 tonnes of aggregate pass through each year at the Thames site at the mouth of the River Lea.

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A controversial proposal to build a concrete batching plant at a site neighbouring East India Dock basin took a step closer to reality yesterday (last Thursday) when it received the backing of a planning authority.

The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation approved the idea - even though the authority itself will be dismantled next month and its work absorbed by other councils and quangos.

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Two major planning applications were thrown out by Tower Hamlets councillors last night against the advice of officers and the weight of planning policy.

A bid to regenerate the Asda site at Crossharbour and a renewed attempt to revive cargo handling at Orchard Wharf were both rejected in moves that signalled a shift of persuasive power - perhaps only temporary - from developers to residents.

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The Port of London Authority has re-affirmed that it wants to see Orchard Wharf, neighbouring the East India Dock Basin, safeguarded for industrial use.

Campaigners living in Virginia Quay had sought a re-designation of the site to block plans for a concrete batching plant on the redundant area at the mouth of the Lea. Tonight (Thursday) councillors will re-visit the proposal.

leamouth5_thumb.jpgThe redevelopment of the Leamouth Peninsula could boost protests against another proposed development in the area.

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation gave consent for Ballymore's proposals to build up to 1,700 new homes, on the site of the former Pura Foods factory overlooking Canning Town station.