Ministry Of Sound have appealed to Mayor of London Boris Johnson to save the club, after he gave the go-ahead to developers to build a block of luxury flats which could threaten the venue’s future.
The club have written to Johnson and have asked him to come to club and reconsider his plans.
Last year Oakmayne Properties’ planning application to build a 41 storey luxury residential tower block less than 10 metres from the nightclub was rejected, on the grounds that it breached several policies including providing no social housing, excessive height and overcrowding as well as the noise impact from the club on residents.
However, Johnson has now ‘called in’ the application, something he has done four times since coming to power in 2008. In each one of these cases he has overturned the rejections and granted approval.
CEO of Ministry Of Sound, Lohan Presencer has said: “If Boris overturns the democratic decision of Southwark Council he signs the death warrant for Ministry Of Sound. It’s as simple as that. If he does, he alienates our tens of thousands of supporters in the process. Does Boris really want to lose that many votes in an election year?”
Regular Ministry Of Sound DJ Judge Jules added: “The Mayor should be celebrating Ministry Of Sound as one of London’s greatest global success stories, not kicking the club and its millions of fans in the teeth. Do the right thing Boris – please don’t stop the music.”