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From: "SchNEWS"
To: "SchNEWS Subscribers"
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 16:05:56 +0000
Subject: SchNEWS 178, 31 July 1998

Crystal Palace Camp info (London)


People fighting plans to build a multiplex cinema on the site of the Crystal Palace, in South London, failed this week in their High Court battle to halt the scheme. Developers want to build a massive 1,000 foot long steel and glassbuilding on the highest point in London with 18 cinemas, 9 bar/restaurants and various retail outlets, and parking space for 950 cars on the roof ! 12 acres of the park and 150 trees will disapear under the building which has been likened to an 'airport terminal'. This has stirred up a hornets net of protest and a camp has been set up in the Grade II Listed Park for the past couple of months which could face evicition at any time.

Directions to the camp :
It's at the corner of Crystal Palace Park Road & Westwood Hill.
By train: Crystal Palace stn direct from Victoria, Gypsy Hill stn then walk up the hill, same line.
By Bus: there are many connections from all over London.
By Tube: Brixton, then no. 3 bus (20 mins) Balham, then Crystal Palace overground.
Contact: 0181653 8977   Site mobile: 0467 355 381



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