29th September 2017
Developer Magnus Davey, who tore down three 19th-century properties not far from Canary Wharf, has been ordered to rebuild them exactly as they were. Tower Hamlets Council has given Mr Davey and his sister Julie 18 months to recreate the cottages in East Ferry Road, which had survived the Second World War bombing that devastated much of the surrounding area, and were listed as being of historic and architectural interest. Ahead of an appeal against the decision, Mr Davey said the buildings “were falling down – they were dangerous”, and that he hadn’t been informed the buildings were part of the Coldharbour Conservation Area.
BBC News (27/09/2017)