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To: Coplan Estates and Bexley Council
Save The Iron Horse
Stop developers from building flats around the area's only designated music venue
Why is this important?
Coplan Estates Ltd in co-operation with Bexley Council have announced plans to build 136 flats directly next to and above The Iron Horse in Sidcup, claiming the venue will not be affected. Nearly half of all live music venues in London have closed down in the last ten years, mainly due to flats being developed next to them and new neighbours complaining about noise that has been there for years before them.
The Iron Horse has been a secure hub for the ever-expanding local live music scene in Sidcup since it reopened three years ago, providing a platform for new musicians to learn and develop their craft in front of an audience and also for professionals to put on shows and earn their living, in the rarity of supportive management and welcoming locals who are truly passionate about the scene. It is vital to the local community as the area's only designated live music venue.
If these plans are to be approved, these developers will make a profit out of robbing the town of an evergrowing scene of arts and culture - which is attracting people to our town way more than another block of flats would.