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I am signing this petition in objection to Swan Housings planning application, listed building consent and conservation area consent applications - lodged with Tower Hamlets Council. PA/07/3286- Planning Application, PA/07/3287- Conservation Area Consent. PA/07/3288 - Listed Building Consent. 1) I believe that residential development attached or next to The George Tavern would put its licenses at risk. I know of the work The George does and how valuable it is for the artists, musicians and performers it supports and for the local and wider community that benefits from such a rich cultural venue. 2) The George Tavern is a listed building with a history dating back to 1654, and possibly before, any new development should not be considered until its worth as a compliment to The George is proved. No new building should dominate the iconic structure or restrict the wonderful light which many filmmakers and photographers (established and new) have found inspiring. 3) Decades ago Residential houses next to The George may have been acceptable but the nature of entertainment has changed. 4) Would Tower Hamlets give planning permission for a pub/venue to be built in a residential estate NO. Because it does not make sense. The building, its facilities and venue licenses offer a lot to Tower Hamlets, increasing revenue in local businesses by bringing film crews, performers and large audiences in, by giving a platform to local organisations/charities and providing affordable venue space and opportunities for new exciting work -- no other venue is providing this. Please protect it. - The George Tavern has received, so far, NO public funding. We are applying. - Last year (2007) The George Tavern provided approx 3,900 artists, musicians, performers, filmmakers and theater makers the opportunity to show their work. - Last year (2007) The George Tavern welcomed in a combined audience of approx 35,360 local people and people from the wider community. - There are approx 10,000 artists, performers and musicians in Central East London. All of whom need places to meet and a platform to show work -- the few places there are should be protected.

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