The hearing on 26 February has been deferred as the Mayor, Boris Johnson, wants to allow further time for negotiations between Ministry of Sound and the developer Oakmayne. This decision shows he recognises Ministry's cultural and economic value to London and understands that the proposed development genuinely threatens our future. As we have always said, we are happy to work with the developer on a solution that would allow both parties to co-exist. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. We'll continue to keep you posted.
In 2009 we became aware of plans to build a 41 storey residential tower block 10 metres from the front gate of Ministry of Sound. If this building goes ahead and the new residents complain about noise from our club, we could lose our licence and be forced to close.
We fought the application tooth and nail for two years - and finally, in October 2011, Southwark’s planning committee saw sense and rejected it unanimously.
However, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called in the application, and on 26th February 2013 he will decide our fate.
We still have a massive fight on our hands to save Ministry of Sound, and need your help to show Boris why he should #savemosclub.
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