To unravel the hysterics lets just go back to basics.
Planning consents for developments over 100 square meters attract Community Infrastructure levy’s , Tower hamlets had released a revised charging rate up from 2015’s £200 per sqm to £280 per sq m, the charge is not a new thing and the potential increase is also effected by planning guidance on application of the charges weighed against the Affordable housing and other social and commercial benefits any particular Scheme offers to the community in which it is proposed.
50.A separate note is attached setting out the circumstances in which the validity of the Secretary of State’s decision may be challenged. This must be done by making an application to the High Court within 6 weeks from the day after the date of this letter for leave to bring a statutory review under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. 11 51.A copy of this letter has been sent to London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Greater London Authority, and notification has been sent to others who asked to be informed of the decision. Yours faithfully Phil Barber Authorised by the Secretary of State to sign in that behalf Meanwhile in Ealing another substantial housing development has had a much smoother ride. SUBMITTED VIA PLANNING PORTAL REF: PP-07933406 Ealing Council Regeneration and Planning Perceval House 14-16 Uxbridge Road London W5 2HL FAO CHRIS MALTBY 26 July 2019 Dear Mr Maltby, TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (AS AMENDED) TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED) FRIARY PARK ESTATE, ACTON, LONDON, W3 - HYBRID PLANNING APPLICATION On behalf of our client, FriaryPark 1 LLP (a Partnership between Catalyst Housing and Mount Anvil) (“the Applicant”), we hereby submit an application for planning permission at the above site (hereafter referred to as “the Application Site”). The application seeks part outline and part detailed planning permission for: https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do? activeTab=documents&keyVal=PVLSE9JM0GW00 http://www.actonw3.com/default.asp? section=info&page=actfriarypark007.htm Allegations of Duplicity Over True Scale of FriaryPark Redevelopment Opponents say both Catalyst and Council withheld full picture during consultation
CGI of development produced by opponents of the scheme The 1980s estate next to Acton Mainline station currently consists of 225 social rented homes described by planning consultants Barton Willmore as 'undersized', in a site that 'lacks permeability, encourages anti-social behaviour and has ' inadequate green space.' It's proposd that all the current buildings on the FriaryPark Estate and its surrounding roads will be demolished, and replaced with new homes of mixed type. The scheme has been worked on since 2014 and the plans are expected to deliver 372 'affordable' homes and 618 for private sale. Opponents of the recently approved scheme to redevelop the FriaryPark Estate in Acton are claiming the developer and Ealing Council misled them over the real size of the project. Planning permission was granted to Catalyst to demolish the estate replacing the homes with around 930 new ones in tower blocks. Catalyst say, ''Our proposals will dramatically improve the housing conditions on the estate by providing high quality new homes. There will be an increased number of family-sized homes for social rent to meet the needs of the families currently living on the estate.'' Subscription expired RSSbox powered by rssinclude.com Participate Private Developer Brought in to FriaryPark Project Tower Blocks For FriaryPark Sign up for our Acton newsletter Comment on this story on the forum However, in the documentation submitted by the developer as part of their application and the associated consultation process, no images were provided which gave an indication of the true scale of the development.This has been a feature of many of the developments in the area including the Council's own scheme in central Ealing and residents who are uncomfortable with the height of buildings being proposed across the borough are producing red block CGIs themselves in an attempt to make clear what the impact will be.