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Planning inspector rejects 'overbearing' Canary Wharf tower

A planning inspector has rejected TateHindle’s "overbearing" design for a 25-storey residential tower in Canary Wharf. The plans involved the demolition of Muriel Crescent, an eight-storey commercial building on Canary Wharf’s waterside, which would have been replaced by 151 flats. Tower Hamlets Council refused the plans last summer, arguing that the new homes would not have a ‘satisfactory internal living environment’, the tower would be "overbearing" and that other issues relating to energy, microclimate and waste management were "inadequate" or not considered. The developer, Meadow Partners, appealed the decision but planning inspector Christa Masters backed Tower Hamlets’ original decision. She commented: "The space would fail to provide a satisfactory living environment for potential future occupiers. With the exception of the first floor, the outdoor amenity space would fail to be a high quality and useable feature for future residents".

Architects' Journal (22/03/2022)  

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