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To: The Leaders of Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea Councils - Councillor Steve Cowan and Councillor Nick Paget-Brown
PETITION FOR AN INDEPENDENT HEALTH REVIEW OF THE EARLS COURT REDEVELOPMENT
We, the undersigned oppose the Earl’s Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area redevelopment and demand that Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham Council stop the demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre immediately, until an independent Health review has been carried out.
Why is this important?
Residents are concerned about the effect on their health and wellbeing of demolition and construction work on the site taking place over the next 20 years. In particular, we note that there is asbestos contained in Earls Court Exhibition Centre One building and that its removal (particularly from the roof and external walls) could represent a major threat to residents' health. It is particularly important to carry out a review now, as there are reports of plans for increased density on the Earls Court and West Kensington Opportunity area which will have a major impact and have not been assessed.
The assessment should consider all the risks to health and wellbeing which include pollution, traffic congestion, noise and vibration, air quality and asbestos removal. Local residents, business owners, workers, trade union branches and tenants associations must be consulted on who carries out the independent assessment and its terms of reference. The health review should be: completely open, transparent, independent and comprehensive with all documents made public. Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham Council to hold public hearings where local residents can present their own evidence about the health risks and decisions on the findings of the assessment take place in public.
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