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The City of London has stepped up its opposition to the listing of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard as the DCMS continues to consider the matter.The Lord Mayor of London has written to culture secretary Tessa Jowell suggesting a compromise: that a section of the Braithwaite Viaduct be listed and preserved as an example of Victorian railway architecture, with development on the rest of the site. A spokesperson for the Corporation suggested that English Heritage was seeking listing of the entire goods yard as a way of obstructing development.

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