Council should re-negotiate Whitgift tower blocks
Instead of moaning about the fact that the revised planning application for the new Whitgift shopping centre has not yet been approved, Council Leader Tony Newman should be negotiating for the proposed tower blocks to be replaced by lower rise flats above the shopping centre. The stumbling block to delay appears to be no agreement over the provision of ‘affordable housing’.
I have recommended that the Labour Councillors should read planning expert and Labour Party member Duncan Bowie’s reflections on the wider housing and tower blocks issues raised by the Grenfell fire tragedy in the current issue of The Chartist magazine, which can be seen at http://www.chartist.org.uk/5702-2
Meanwhile Hammerson’s profits up: