Ministry Of Sound - Ministry Of Sound Saved

Ministry of Sound's London club has been saved.

The legendary venue's future was in doubt because of plans to build a development of luxury flats nearby - sparking fears they could be hit with a flurry of noise complaints - but the proposed development has been turned down by planning officials.

The Ministry Of Sound club had submitted a petition backed by over 25,000 people - including DJs Judge Jules and Armin van Buuren and rapper Example - calling for the flat plans to be turned down, and they were delighted when Southwark Council Planning Committee voted overwhelmingly to reject the application.

Ministry Of Sound's CEO, Lohan Presencer, said: "A huge thank you to the 25,000 plus people who signed the petition. Last night the Planning Committee showed why local democracy matters to this country.

"We are incredibly pleased that committee members have applied proper scrutiny to all the aspects of the application and its relation to planning policy.

"Members have arrived at the correct decision and now is the time for all concerned to come together to find a positive vision for the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area. Ministry of Sound wants to play a key part in this."

Councillors said they voted against the development partly because of the noise factor, but also because the scheme failed to reach quotas for social and affordable housing.

Christopher Allen, chairman of developers Oakmayne said: "What will remain is a 1960s obsolete eyesore and the area, which desperately needs regeneration, will continue to stagnate.

"This must be disappointing for the people of Southwark who desperately need more homes and employment opportunities."

The firm has to decide if it wants to appeal against the decision or resubmit plans for the area.


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