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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Olympics Plan Revealed Reply with quote

Organisers of London's 2012 Olympics have submitted one of the biggest planning applications in European history.

The Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) 15-volume, 10,000-page document, sets out plans for creating new venues, roads and parks in east London.

It also includes details of how the facilities will be changed for use after the Games.

Changes have been made to the blueprint since 2005, when London won the bid.

These include moving the international broadcast centre and main press centre within the Olympic Park boundary, and better integration of the Olympic Village with the adjacent Stratford City regeneration development.

Key milestone

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, said: "This is one of the biggest and most complex planning applications ever prepared in this country and is another key milestone for us on the road to 2012."

The first stage of the development will include extensive work to waterways, including the construction of river walls and flood defence walls.

It also includes the construction of highways and a continuous loop road surrounding the Olympic park to provide initial construction access and give vehicles venue access during the Games.

Part two focuses on the Games' legacy and on the construction of five permanent sporting venues - the Olympic stadium, aquatics centre, velo park, handball arena and Eton Manor - and three other temporary venues.

Details of what will happen to the Olympic Stadium when the Games end in September 2012 are expected to be revealed on Wednesday.


Computer generated image of how the east London area will look after the Olympic development


Plans also include homes - of which 50% are set to be affordable housing - and office space.

But David Higgins, chief executive of the ODA refused to be drawn on the row about costs for the Games. Some reports have claimed the cost of the Games could triple.

He added: "The reason we redesigned was all about legacy. It certainly did not increase costs. The costs are not spiralling up.

"The Government is in the process of resolving this issue. It is not affecting the process of the Games at all."

The planning application will now be considered by a committee including representatives from all London boroughs affected by the plans. The ODA expects a final decision by late summer.

The application is now subject to a statutory 28-day public consultation period.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6334053.stm
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I thought a planning application would have been submitted ages ago?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Lazy Talk Show Topic for the next 5 years:

Will the facilities be ready on time?

Imagine the number of hours of mileage Jezza and co. will get out of that one over the net few years.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I predict it'll be a fiasco, in completion times and design too. We're not capable of pulling this stuff off anymore, too restrained.
The new "Super Casino" should also be handed over to the Americans who do know how to make a success of such things..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's just hope that after all the fuss and fiasco, the British athletes don't let the side down by falling over, pulling up or blaming a bad performance on 'a virus'
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:

The new "Super Casino" should also be handed over to the Americans who do know how to make a success of such things..


Could always ask the mafia to run it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They probably will anyway..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And on the subject of the Olympics. I was sent this!

It's 2012 and it's the Olympics in London.

A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman want to get in, but they haven't got tickets.

The Scotsman picks up a manhole cover, tucks it under his arm and walks to the gate.
"McTavish, Scotland," he says, "Discus" and in he walks.

The Englishman picks up a length of scaffolding and slings it over his shoulder.
"Waddington-Smythe, England " he says, "Pole vault" and in he walks.

The Irishman looks around and picks up a roll of barbed wire and tucks it under his arm.


O'Malley, Ireland " he says, "Fencing."

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think someone is on the wrong thread here

Surely a joke like that is worthy of the Frank Carson one elsewhere Smile

It wasn't Frank who sent it to you was it - from the other side Shocked
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