The arguments surrounding the development of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry are based on a view that, since the Hughes found it uneconomic to run a bell foundry in Whitechapel, nobody else can do so. But the attached proposal demonstrates that there is a perfectly legitimate alternative, using the spaces for the purposes of an active foundry and employing many of those who used to work there. The only difference is that it would be used to make works of art, not just church bells. It would retain the relevant craft skills in an active working environment, rather than just as a discrete heritage attraction.
I hope that as many people as possible will lend their support to this proposal, which is a way of maintaining the viability and vitality of the Bell Foundry into the future; and resist Tower Hamlets allowing a change of use.