Last night a public meeting took place to decide the fate of the Union Chapel.

A development company are looking to build behind the iconic venue, which would most likely cause 'sound pollution' issues down the line with people living so close to the venue. However, despite raising over 12,000 signatures, the the application for the redevelopment of the site behind Union Chapel was accepted, though the decision was deferred.

The updated message reads as follows:

Dear supporters,

At the planning meeting held last night (12th Nov 2012), the application for the redevelopment of the site behind Union Chapel was accepted, but the actual decision deferred until there was agreement between the applicant and the District Valuer over the ‘correct’ contribution towards affordable housing.

We’re disappointed but all is not lost. We are being supported by The Theatres Trust, who is optimistic that in the next few weeks, we can secure from the developer significant Section 106 contributions for sound insulation and possibly a loading area which will mitigate to some extent the anticipated congestion and disturbance both during construction and beyond.

Thank you for your interest in Union Chapel and hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,

Union Chapel Team