Plan for cement factories in London Olympic park causes uproar

Thousands object to proposals to site cement and concrete plants on parkland left as legacy from 2012 Games

While Britain basks in the glory of an increasing medal haul in Rio de Janeiro, controversy has erupted over plans to hand over part of the parkland left as a legacy of the 2012 London Olympics to four giant cement and concrete factories.

Under the proposals, there would more than 900 movements of heavy goods vehicles a day to and from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, the largest urban park to be created in the UK for a century.

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