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Thames is no Med, but Rogers is right to raise Gateway alarm

Okay, it's time for a little honesty: do you fancy living in the Thames Gateway? Do you hope that one day your children may aspire to buy a home there? I bet you don't, and I'm sure Richard Rogers doesn't either. This once most on-message of Labour peers has damned the methods of delivery and argued that 'this could be an absolute disaster'. Seven years after he chaired the government's Urban Task Force, he feels that the lessons are not being heeded. 'I have urged planners and politicians ...

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