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Planning permission for 1,500-home development quashed after Jenrick accused of ‘biased’ approval

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Well it's got Robert jenrick for starters, the guy who used a mansion as a tax vehicle for his super wealthy wife's family and conveniently stayed in it during lockdown despite the fact he should be serving his constituents in a different part of the country.

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Earlier this week:

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/westferry-printworks-consent-revoked-after-jenrick-is-accused-of-bias/10047157.article

Westferry Printworks consent revoked after Jenrick is accused of bias

"...Planning consent for a £1 billion scheme designed by PLP has been quashed after the local authority accused housing secretary Robert Jenrick of being biased towards developer and tycoon Richard Desmond

Jenrick granted permission for the Westferry Printworks development on 14 January, despite it being heavily criticised by Tower Hamlets, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the government’s own planning inspector.

The scheme, which was brought forward by media tycoon-turned-property developer Richard Desmond, included 1,524 homes as well as shops, banks, bars and offices on the Isle of Dogs site in east London.

But the government has admitted Jenrick’s decision was unlawful after the local authority, Tower Hamlets Council, launched legal proceedings in March.

Tower Hamlets alleged that the timing of Jenrick’s decision demonstrated his bias in favour of granting permission to the scheme, as consent was given one day before the council’s revised Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates came into force."

 

And back in January:

https://www.building.co.uk/news/jenrick-overrules-officials-and-green-lights-east-london-resi-towers/5103740.article

Jenrick overrules officials and green lights east London resi towers

"...Mace is development manager on 1,500 home scheme at site owned by media tycoon Richard Desmond

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has used his ministerial powers to approve the supersized version of PLP’s Westferry Printworks scheme – against the advice of a planning inspector.

Client Westferry Developments, which has appointed Mace as development manager, already had consent for a 722-home version of the scheme, to be delivered in four towers of up to 30 storeys on the 5ha Isle of Dogs site after then-Mayor of London Boris Johnson used his powers to approve the scheme in 2016".

 

  19 minutes ago, Si1 said:

Well it's got Robert jenrick for starters, the guy who used a mansion as a tax vehicle for his super wealthy wife's family and conveniently stayed in it during lockdown despite the fact he should be serving his constituents in a different part of the country.

Scum...all of them. And like you say @Si1 Jenrick is clearly as self serving  as they come...IMO.

  1 hour ago, dugsbody said:

Two of those links are paywalled. Can you just summarise what has happened here and why it is disgusting?

See above...So yeah...disgusting behaviour...IMO.

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