STOP MSG SPHERE

ABOUT

We are a group of residents of Newham, who are terrified by the prospect of the proposed MSG Sphere that will severely blight the area, cause noise and light pollution, unmanageable overcrowding and transport chaos in Stratford and Maryland. The site of the proposed scheme is as close as 250 feet to residential properties and is surrounded by densely residential buildings on all 3 sides. Please read below the list of reasons why we think this project is unacceptable.

The Proposal

The proposal aims to bring up to 60,000 people daily to Stratford for a minimum of 300 days a year. The mega-structure will be 120 wide and 96,5 meters tall, towering over Stratford's residential properties with bright advertising and events planned all through the day and night.

Transport

The impact on transport will cripple not only Stratford station but also nearby stations and will have effects in parking shortages, transport chaos and dangerous overcrowding.

Health Implications

Severe implications on air pollution, quality of life for local residents, environmental damage, unacceptable levels of increased CO2 emissions and increased crime and anti-social behaviour.

Noise and light pollution

3 years of construction including overnight construction followed by the brightest and noisiest venue London has known only few feet away from hundreds of homes.

36,000,000

LED lights

60,000+

visitors per day

157,000

speakers

300+

days per year

Why MSG Sphere is a bad idea

Some of the reasons why we reject the MSG proposal

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Residential location

Densely residential site

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Overcrowded stations

Station death trap

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Brightest advertising

Brightest super-structure in the UK and beyond

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Traffic chaos

Traffic and parking chaos for miles

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Air pollution

Increased pollution and effects on climate

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Noise pollution

Increased noise pollution

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Overshadowing

Loss of daylight and overshadowing

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Housing

Site could deliver housing

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Public land loss

Loss of public land to corporate greed

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How to help


Sign the petition


Send Objection to LLDC

(Deadline for raising concerns January 31 2020)


Upcoming Consultations


Two consultation events are taking place in Stratford ahead of the consultation's January 31 deadline.


  • Monday, December 16th 2019 5.30pm to 8pm at St John's Church in the Broadway
  • Thursday, January 9th 2020 5.30pm to 8pm at Chandos Community Centre, Colgrave Road



The planning application for the main structure can be found here and for the advertising proposal here


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