New market plans are approved

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The Independent Online
The Department of the Environment has granted outline planning permission to redrawn plans for the development of the Spitalfields market area on the edge of the City of London.

The site has lain dormant since July 1990, when Chris Patten, then Secretary of State for the Environment, ordered a public inquiry into the original pounds 500m scheme after conservation groups described it as 'an architectural disaster waiting to happen'.