Arsenal appeal to increase concerts at Emirates underway
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A decision to prevent Arsenal doubling the number of concerts at The Emirates is being reviewed by the Planning Inspectorate.
The plans, which would increase the number of gigs at the venue from three to six each year, were rejected by Islington Council in July
The council said the increase would cause “unacceptable harm to the amenity and functioning of the local area to the detriment of Islington’s residents.”
It came after continued complaints about the concerts, which have caused sleepless night for thousands living in the areas.
The appeal process began on Tuesday, December 10, and a decision is expected to be made by December 19.
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Speaking after the initial rejection of the plans, Cllr James Murray, executive member for housing and development, said: “We believe these extra concerts would have an unacceptable impact on our residents.
“The plans would mean up to twice as many concerts each year – with up to three times as many concerts on Sundays – and all held within the short summer break between the football seasons.
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“They would be too much for people’s quality of life in the local area.”
Arsenal FC said they will not comment until the appeal process has finished.