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.
The Ealing scheme is on land already owned by and occupied as affordable housing association homes, it was developed in the 1980’s as private sector housing and acquired by Catalyst in a very bad housing market. Catalyst along with Mount Anvil have secured a very dense consent to demolish and replace the affordable housing with a huge uplift in Private housing for sale, the scheme also features notorious “Poor Doors”! The Planning Contributions are less than half those at Westferry printers even though the site is 45 metres from a new Crossrail station and there are many architectural merit concerns raised by local residents almost 300 objections were registered on the application compare with less than 30 on westferry printers. To cap it all Mount Anvil announce earlier this month that the GLA had made a £50 Million pound loan to the company, So to the Introductory quote after taking some “Bleedin Liberties” Two Schemes alike in wealth both un alike in infamy, In fair London, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd developers Lay their suit. Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows Doth with their Consents bury their Political strife
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): Collection and Reporting. https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/planning_and_building_control/ Infrastructure_planning/community_infrastructure_levy.aspx https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m98ykqjLvDx2aluZ5roOk3zBpeLX_rMP/ view?usp=sharing Expenditure Report For Financial Year 2015/16 4(a) Total CIL receipts in the reported year £6,774,441.64 4(b) Total CIL Expenditure in the reported year £0 4(d) CIL receipts retained for expenditure in future years 4(d)(i) Total amount of CIL receipts for the reported year retained at the end of the reported year excluding the neighbourhood proportion £5,080,831.23