Planning & Development
A local road improvement scheme at Wimborne in Dorset which was to have been delayed while an impact study was carried out following protests will now go ahead because the Government has belatedly admitted it is key to the Olympics Route Network.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 21/08/2011 - 00:12.
OPLC's 'Alternative North-West Parklands and Velopark' presentation of 08/07/2011.
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Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Fri, 15/07/2011 - 13:46.
Two newspapers have recently carried stories linking Stratford City and the Olympics. The Telegraph came up with 'London 2012 Olympics: legacy arrives early with the 2011 opening of Westfield Stratford' claiming the Olympics had resulted in the project being delivered 'seven years earlier than planned'. Dave Hill in the Guardian headlined his blog 'Olympic Park: Boris, shopping and visions of the good society' saying 'The Mayor profits from good news stories about the Olympics'.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 06/07/2011 - 23:02.
This paper discusses the siting of the Summer Olympic Games at the global, national and local scales. The increasing corporatization of the Games is examined. Their use in city marketing campaigns is evaluated.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Wed, 26/01/2011 - 10:59.
The Property world is getting excited by the interest supposedly being showed in the Athletes’ Village and the Media Centre. Of course, expressions of interest are not the same as money on the table. But even if the money does materialise what does this signify? That property tycoons see an opportunity to make a profit? And that profit will be made at a loss to the public purse of at least £150million on the Village and an unknown sum on the Media Centre.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 19/12/2010 - 23:03.
Research paper into the experiences of small businesses forced to move to make way for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 17/12/2010 - 01:58.
At the end of November the Pipe Major declared that Hackney's alleged wind turbine on East Marsh had finally lost its blades. In fact this was always an ODA not a Hackney project and it was not going to power Hackney homes but feed into the Olympic Park grid. In June the ODA's other turbine at Eton Manor was propelled into oblivion by a lack of commercial interest. At that time Hackney insisted the East Marsh turbine would still go ahead as the council claimed it did not present the same issues. However, it now turns out it did and the same lack of investors has done for the project.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 13/12/2010 - 03:04.
Two strikes in as many days is not bad going for the Games Monitor website. A couple of days before the 'merde' alert over the humiliation of Britain, London and the person after whom the Olympic Park is to be named there was a little noticed announcement by ODA Chairman John Armitt. During the recent appearance of the ODA hierarchs before the Greater London Assembly Mr Armitt announced he would hold an inquiry into whether whether any environmental agencies had retrospectively granted approvals in relation to the soil remediation processes on the Olympic Park. The wording conceals the fact that this concerns the handling of radioactive material.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 11/12/2010 - 03:52.