Sadiq's "Poor Doors" Bung! a Westferry Printers/ Friary Park Saucy Comparison


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.

Gabriel Pogrund, Emanuele Midolo, Tom Calver and George Greenwood

The Sunday Times


Robert Jenrick watched housing promo video on Richard Desmond’s phone

‘I followed the rules,’ said minister — then admitted he didn’t

On January 14, eight weeks after the dinner, Jenrick overruled a planning

inspector and approved the plan to redevelop Westferry Printworks into

luxury flats. It is the only time he has rejected official advice to back a

scheme. It later emerged that he acted less than 24 hours before a local levy

would have come into force, requiring Desmond to pay £40m. He also

waived affordable housing rules, a decision estimated to have saved the

former Daily Express owner a further £106m.

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