You couldn’t make it up. In an Economist article on VNEB (16 February,pp 25,26) Simon Jenkins describes tall-buildings policy as ‘corrupt’, not because people are stealing money but because nowadays councils get a rake-off from planning proposals they OK. Hence ‘a wall of glass from Bermondsey to Battersea’.
Now comes news that, three and http://achillcamping.com/generic-viagra-online a half years ago, having OK’d the 34-storey Vauxhall Sky Gardens skyscraper at the junction of Wyvil Street and Wandsworth Road, Lambeth councillors are now considering allowing the Singaporean developers, Fraser Properties, to welch on the promised ‘affordable housing’.
And guess what? Nobody’s being consulted, because it’s all down to a ‘financial appraisal’ submitted by Fraser, and that’s ‘confidential’. Fraser agreed to make affordable housing out of about 55 of the 178 homes. Now Fraser wants top whack for each one.
Want to know more?
Senior Planning Officer, Lambeth Planning
Phone: 020 7926 1207
Fraser Properties and Vauxhall Sky Gardens:
‘Has the highest development density for London and UK and is intended as an urban model of integrated environmental and social sustainability’: