The London Bell Foundry which is hoping to take over the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in order to re-instate its operation as a working Foundry has just launched an excellent website demonstrating its credentials (see below). It would like to lease the foundry. It is said that there is another, better offer. But have the owners perhaps forgotten that changes to the fabric of the building were made conditional on re-instating a Foundry, as required by current planning legislation, which would surely prevent it being turned into a nightclub/discotheque/art gallery/club, as may be proposed ?
Let’s hope that Tower Hamlets will insist on the original conditions as required by the Planning Inquiry, as it is legally required to. And Historic England too.
Otherwise, it could face a judicial review.