Iconic London club Ministry of Sound has posted an open letter to London Mayor Boris Johnson regarding the venue’s continued battle to keep the area from closure.

A 2011 proposal to build a 40-storey block of flats next to the club’s location originally sparked fears that this may lead to the venue’s closure, however the plans were rejected in October of that year. However, the planners of the development have appealed, with another hearing scheduled for 26th February 2014.

Regarding the projected development, club owner James Palumbo spoke with London newspaper The London Evening Standard earlier this year, saying “the bottom line is if they build that block of flats, we are going to close. If you’ve got a flat in the second floor in that building, you’d object to the noise”.

Due to the ongoing battle, Ministry of Sound have posted, both online and in The Evening Standard, an open letter to the London Mayor, below:

Minstry of sound Boris Johnson letter