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NEW FEARS FOR MINISTRY OF SOUND

03 November 2011
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NEW FEARS FOR MINISTRY OF SOUND

We all thought Ministry of Sound was safe after plans for local development in South East London was rejected three weeks ago. The result was a success for the club as it meant they were protected from potential noise complaints from new residents.

But now, a 22-storey tower block has been approved close to the site of the Ministry of Sound, sparking new fears for the club's future. The site, on Newington Causeway near Elephant and Castle, will contain 38 flats and three floors of shops.

The club said it was "extremely disappointed" and thought the decision was "wrong".

The council said the new block was in "a prime location" in central London and part of the regeneration area around Elephant and Castle.

Councillor Fiona Colley, says, "Any improvement to this area would be of great benefit to local people. We appreciate that the Ministry of Sound is a valued club, business and local employer which we have no intention of seeing close."

The club collected 25,000 signatures when opposing the previous development, which proposed 315 homes on the same street.

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