Shahrar Ali, Deputy Leader of The Green Party (23.06.15)
"Earls Court Exhibition Centre's demolition shows us everything wrong about how property developers are able to call the shots, whilst our local and regional government betrays the people they are meant to serve.
What's to like about increased air pollution on top of already dangerously high levels across the capital, with greater traffic pollution to come? What's to like about residential stacks marketed at already asset rich investors and out of reach of the ordinary Londoner desperate for a quality home?
Greens have made vigorous representations against this development, both locally and in City Hall, and will continue to expose the disbenefits that will be imposed upon the many for the sake of the few."
Cllr. Robert Atkinson, Leader of the Labour Group in Kensington (23.06.15)
“These two local authorities are putting the long term health and well-being of thousands of their residents at serious risk.
Labour in Kensington and Chelsea has campaigned vigorously against this redevelopment, which seems to be for the interests of greed, speculation and foreign investment.
It is high time that our Council woke up and protected its own communities.”
Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the London Assembly Caroline Pidgeon (24.06.15) has called for a halt to work on the Earls Court Exhibition Centre demolition ahead of a crunch council meeting today
Campaigners have asked for an independent health review to be carried out due to the existence of asbestos in the building and the dust and pollution caused by the demolition process.
Commenting on the demolition Caroline Pidgeon said: "I'm pleased to support local campaigners including Councillor Linda Wade in calling for a halt until a health review has been carried out.
“Local residents are right to be concerned about asbestos in the building and the potential severe health effects caused by dust, pollution and noise.”
“Over 1,500 people have recently signed a petition calling for the health review and I think it is very concerning the Kensington and Chelsea council are so keen to proceed with the plans."