Tower Hamlets aims to challenge Westferry project approval

Tower Hamlets Council has asked the High Court to review Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick’s decision to approve PLP Architecture’s Westferry Printworks scheme. The development, which will deliver 1,524 new homes in towers of 19 to 44 storeys, was given the green light by  Mr Jenrick in January against the advice of both Tower Hamlets council and planning inspector David Prentis, who presided over an inquiry into the scheme. The council said the decision to approve was made just one day before changes to Tower Hamlets’ Community Infrastructure Levy charges had been adopted, and that the updated levels would have required the developer to pay “significantly more”.

Building Design (06/04/2020)  

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