Stop moaning and re-negotiate Whitgift tower blocks

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’.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-council-leader-urges-westfield-hammerson-to-get-a-move-on/story-30458001-detail/story.html

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:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/26/record-leasing-deals-pushes-hammersons-profits-despite-sales

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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