Water Incorporated, registered charity no. 1121794, needs a landmark HQ from which to roll out our worldwide fundraising programme and we would love to buy Clerkenwell Fire Station as it perfectly suits our requirements.
We have submitted proposals (supported by architectural plans) to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) to:
These criteria meet all the planning requirements set out in the London Borough of Islington Planning Brief of November 2014 which derive from the public consultation held in summer 2014 in which the views and wishes of the Clerkenwell community were strongly and clearly expressed.
The addition of new affordable/social housing supports the policies of both London Borough of Islington and London Mayor Sadiq Khan's urgent housing initiatives.
The preservation of the original fire station will be in accordance with its Grade II heritage listing.
And, of course, the sale of Clerkenwell Fire Station will mean that LFEPA is no longer wasting taxpayers' money on keeping the building and site secured and insured as it has reportedly been doing for almost three years now.
WELL, APPARENTLY NOT.
In response to Water Incorporated's approaches, LFEPA have:
WE WANT TO KNOW WHY????????????????????????
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