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ENGLISH HERITAGE AND BISHOPSGATE GOODSYARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1202: tabled on 25 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates English Heritage on its alternative proposals for Bishopsgate Goodsyard which would result in the retention of railway buildings of historic importance; supports other organisations who are likewise opposed to plans by Railtrack and London Underground to demolish some of the oldest railway construction in the world to make way for office blocks; notes that the 10-acre site houses a market, small businesses, indoor football pitches and a swimming pool, all of which would be lost if demolition proceeds; accepts English Heritage's contention that its alternative proposals do not prejudice the extension of the East London line; and calls on the Government to support English Heritage's vision of transforming the area and its historic railway buildings into the Covent Garden of the East End.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.