Michael Gove orders inquiry into M&S Oxford Street rebuild over CO2 concerns

Government calls in retailer’s development plan after campaigners say it will release 40,000 tonnes of CO2

Michael Gove has ordered a public inquiry into Marks & Spencer’s plan to demolish and rebuild its flagship Oxford Street store after campaigners claimed it would release 40,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Westminster city council approved the scheme to tear down the 90-year-old store near Marble Arch, but the secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities has called in the development plan amid growing calls for the reuse of buildings that embody large amounts of carbon.

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(SOURCE) https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/21/michael-gove-inquiry-marks-spencer-oxford-street-demolition-rebuild-co2-concerns


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