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London mayor Ken Livingstone has for the second time thrown out plans for a restaurant and public house on the former Barking lido site. Livingstone directed Barking and Dagenham Council to refuse the reworked application by architect Alison Lindsay for Whitbread.

He said the scheme was an 'inappropriate development' for metropolitan open land and contrary to national and regional planning policy. Whitbread will appeal against the decision.

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