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Leather brigade

Peter Rees, the City Corporation planning officer, was on combative form at the Heron Tower inquiry last week, having been given a torrid time by Richard Phillips, QC for English Heritage. EH has been trying to convince the inspector that the City has changed its views on tall buildings and their skyline impact . A good laugh when you think it was EH which backed the Swiss Re tower, now under construction. On the second day of his cross-examination, it was suggested to Rees that office ...

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