Ikea Greenwich could face legal challenge

Ikea Greenwich could face legal challenge

Ikea Greenwich could face legal challenge

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

Campaigners fighting plans for a huge new Ikea store at Greenwich are considering legal action - but need to raise the funds first.

The new store - already approved in principle by a Greenwich Counil planning board - is due to take the place of the Sainsbury's at Bugsbys Way, which will move to a new location.

That store had once been billed as a benchmark for sustainability and its architect, Paul Hinkin, who recently passed away, had objected to the demolition.

Lucy Early from the group No Ikea Greenwich said: "We are raising funds to see whether we have the legal basis for a challenge to Greenwich Council’s decision and realise the person-centric, environmental vision of the eco-store Paul Hinkin designed for the community and prevent its demolition and replacement with Ikea.  

"It is with great sadness that we find that he will not be part of this endeavour."

To donate to the campaign using Paypal, use the account ID noikeagreenwich@gmail.com 

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8:04am Wed 3 Sep 14

PoppyGreenLeaf says...

Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.
Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further. PoppyGreenLeaf
  • Score: -3

8:22am Wed 3 Sep 14

Jackytalks says...

Just wondering how many members this Group has?
Just wondering how many members this Group has? Jackytalks
  • Score: -3

5:52pm Wed 3 Sep 14

glenlesjd says...

Greenwich residents get your head out of your ****...its not Camden Town!! ikea is a brilliant idea for that site, creating job opportunities and helping young couples furnish their homes cheaply!

And you don't get unsavory types hanging around furniture shops like they do outside burger joints or chicken shops.

Think before you criticize future developments. You never know, one day you might want a £14 coffee table, cheap hot dog or Meatballs for lunch!
Greenwich residents get your head out of your ****...its not Camden Town!! ikea is a brilliant idea for that site, creating job opportunities and helping young couples furnish their homes cheaply! And you don't get unsavory types hanging around furniture shops like they do outside burger joints or chicken shops. Think before you criticize future developments. You never know, one day you might want a £14 coffee table, cheap hot dog or Meatballs for lunch! glenlesjd
  • Score: -4

8:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

reasonable75 says...

Perhaps the buildings should be demolished & the land used for a travellers site?
Perhaps the buildings should be demolished & the land used for a travellers site? reasonable75
  • Score: -2

9:24pm Wed 3 Sep 14

glenlesjd says...

That's not very constructive is it
That's not very constructive is it glenlesjd
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Tue 9 Sep 14

SELondon says...

PoppyGreenLeaf wrote:
Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.
As well as the Sainsbury’s building, Greenwich Council have approved the demolition of a park to make way for an IKEA warehouse. I don’t think you have to be a tree-hugger to think that’s appalling.
[quote][p][bold]PoppyGreenLeaf[/bold] wrote: Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.[/p][/quote]As well as the Sainsbury’s building, Greenwich Council have approved the demolition of a park to make way for an IKEA warehouse. I don’t think you have to be a tree-hugger to think that’s appalling. SELondon
  • Score: 6

4:04pm Tue 9 Sep 14

glenlesjd says...

SELondon wrote:
PoppyGreenLeaf wrote:
Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.
As well as the Sainsbury’s building, Greenwich Council have approved the demolition of a park to make way for an IKEA warehouse. I don’t think you have to be a tree-hugger to think that’s appalling.
which park is to make way for it?
[quote][p][bold]SELondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PoppyGreenLeaf[/bold] wrote: Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.[/p][/quote]As well as the Sainsbury’s building, Greenwich Council have approved the demolition of a park to make way for an IKEA warehouse. I don’t think you have to be a tree-hugger to think that’s appalling.[/p][/quote]which park is to make way for it? glenlesjd
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Tue 9 Sep 14

SELondon says...

glenlesjd wrote:
SELondon wrote:
PoppyGreenLeaf wrote:
Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.
As well as the Sainsbury’s building, Greenwich Council have approved the demolition of a park to make way for an IKEA warehouse. I don’t think you have to be a tree-hugger to think that’s appalling.
which park is to make way for it?
This one:
http://www.demotix.c
om/photo/4567625/ike
a-not-welcome-greenw
ich-peninsula

Seriously - everything in this picture: orchard, trees, pond and wildlife, will be bulldozed and replaced with an IKEA warehouse and over two million additional car-driving shoppers.

But at least 'PoppyGreenLeaf' won't have to pay the Dartford toll next time she wants a Billy Bookcase...
[quote][p][bold]glenlesjd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SELondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PoppyGreenLeaf[/bold] wrote: Its a building get over it, Sainsbury doesnt want it,and apart from the tree huggers is there anyone who doesnt want IKEA in Greenwich. Will save countless thousands of people having to travel over the bridge to Thurrock. So maybe the campaigners might want to think of the car pollution that they will cause by making people travel further.[/p][/quote]As well as the Sainsbury’s building, Greenwich Council have approved the demolition of a park to make way for an IKEA warehouse. I don’t think you have to be a tree-hugger to think that’s appalling.[/p][/quote]which park is to make way for it?[/p][/quote]This one: http://www.demotix.c om/photo/4567625/ike a-not-welcome-greenw ich-peninsula Seriously - everything in this picture: orchard, trees, pond and wildlife, will be bulldozed and replaced with an IKEA warehouse and over two million additional car-driving shoppers. But at least 'PoppyGreenLeaf' won't have to pay the Dartford toll next time she wants a Billy Bookcase... SELondon
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Tue 9 Sep 14

glenlesjd says...

didnt even know it was there!
didnt even know it was there! glenlesjd
  • Score: 1

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