Developer asks PLP to work up detailed designs for rejected Westferry flats

Northern & Shell (N&S), the lottery and property company owned by former tabloid publisher Richard Desmond, has asked architect PLP to draw up detailed designs for the 1,500-home Westferry Printworks development, despite planning consent being quashed after housing secretary Robert Jenrick admitted his decision could have appeared biased. The 30-storey development on the Isle of Dogs was approved by Mr Jenrick in January against the advice of a planning inspector, and just a day before a new planning charge would have cost the developer as much as £50m. Nevertheless, N&S has emphasised its commitment to the project, and expressed its confidence that what it called a “vibrant new waterfront neighbourhood” would be approved by the end of 2020.

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