Examination of Witnesses (Questions 5231
Ordered: that Counsel and Parties be called in.
5231. CHAIRMAN: Good afternoon everybody.
Kempton Court Residents' Committee, are you here?
The Petition of Kempton Court Residents'
5232. MS LIEVEN: Ms Singleton represents
5233. CHAIRMAN: Ready to go? Good. The
arrangements that we have had so far are that although technically
Petitioners are allowed to start, it is sometimes convenient for
the Promoters to say a few factual words about the Petition. Then
it is for you and your witnesses and if the Promoters want to
call their own witnesses, you can ask some questions. They have
an opportunity to make submissions and you have got the final
word. All right?
5234. MS SINGLETON: Yes.
5235. CHAIRMAN: Yes Ms Lieven?
5236. MS LIEVEN: Thank you, my Lord.
I am handling this Petition this afternoon. Ms Singleton appeared
on behalf of the Kempton Court Residents' Association twice in
fact in front of the House of Commons so she is reasonably familiar
with the format.
5237. If I can just start by introducing the
matter factuallyand can we have Exhibit 1 up, pleaseKempton
Court is the large block of flats just to the east of Whitechapel
Station, so if the Committee think back to the site visit, this
is Whitechapel Station (indicating) over the District Line, running
west to east, and the East London Line, running north to south,
and Kempton Court is a block with a number of different elements
that runs along here (indicating) and has a crescent block on
the curve of the railway coming out of Whitechapel to the east.
5238. CHAIRMAN: Did our bus stop just
past that rather taller building?
5239. MS LIEVEN: The bus, as I recall,
stopped down here (indicating) near the bus station and we walked
back, I think, a little distance down Durward Street, which is
the street here. This building to the north is Swanlea School
and it is quite a narrow street called Durward Street here. The
Committee may remember we stopped next to the Fulbourne Street
Bridge, which is just here (indicating), which is where Lord Brooke
became interested particularly in Fulbourne Street there.
1 Crossrail Ref: P40, Whitechapel Station-Aerial view