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Mentoring group to stave off Greenwich-like blunders

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A new regular mentoring group which has been set up to prevent the mistakes which hit the Greenwich Millennium Village from recurring at the Allerton Bywater successor project should get the project back on track.

So said Aire Design's Doug Clelland this week, who admitted that the scheme had 'wobbled' because of the differing expectations of the housebuilders in the partnership, Miller Ventures and Gleeson Homes, and the architects chasing innovation and energy-efficiency goals. Clelland's firm is part of the Aire Regeneration Partnership which won the £100 million competition for the scheme - the second millennium village at the former colliery site in West Yorkshire.

The new group is chaired by Ricky Burdett of the London School of Economics and David Shelton of English Partnerships and will make sure that the brief is being adhered to. It will meet monthly and possibly fortnightly later, calling different judges of the original contest. Clelland said there had been 'a clash of cultures'. 'But now I'm pretty optimistic we'll get there' he said. A planning application will be submitted at the end of this month.

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