Monday, July 03, 2006
Nineteenth century - style planning principles for the 2012 Olympics suggest replacing this sustainable urban garden with a footpath.
"A campaign to save century-old allotments due to be bulldozed to make way for Olympic development is gathering momentum.
According to the revised masterplan for the Olympic site, the Manor Gardening Society allotments in Waterden Road, Stratford, will be replaced by a footpath.
Campaigners say the strategy will destroy a working example of a sustainable environment, a diverse community and source of local food production contradicting the promised Olympic legacy."
Observer, Monday 3 July
Green Belt Movement - Wangari Matthai