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Tower Hamlets delays decision on Robin Hood Gardens

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Fans of Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens, and perhaps also, social justice might be interested to learn more about Tower Hamlets Council’s move to delay by a month the decision about which design team’s project should replace the estate.

It appears that what council officials have called a ‘procurement delay’ could, according to a local residents’ association, actually be hesitation on behalf of local mayor, Lutfur Rahman.

The association says the council’s cabinet pulled a compulsory purchase order agenda item as a result of a letter it sent to Rahman threatening legal action over the council’s failure to provide an ‘independent tenants advisor’ to residents. The letter set a seven-day deadline for legal proceedings and was despatched to Rahman six days prior to the planned meeting. Coincidence?

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