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Episode from the podcastThe Untold

The School and the Depot

Released Monday, 9th November 2020
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Grace Dent follows a parent-led campaign to stop Ocado from opening a new distribution depot next to a primary school in North London.

Yerbury Primary School in Upper Holloway backs onto a light industrial estate. Over the past year, Ocado has been developing a distribution centre at the site. With the Covid pandemic the demand for online grocery services has risen dramatically. But this has also led to a conflict with the school and parents who believe a depot like this, adjacent to a primary school, will be detrimental to the health of the children and the local community.

Grace follows the 'Nocado' campaign from its early stages, through Lockdown, and into autumn as it tries to overturn the local council's permission for Ocado to operate from the site.

Producer Neil McCarthy
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