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Tall storeys

London supremo Ken Livingstone is as usual overegging the pudding in some of his claims about his role in relation to tall buildings in the capital. Reported remarks during his visit to Manhattan, where he has noticed that they have some rather tall skyscrapers, concern his powers to 'approve' tall building applications in his home ciy. In fact, his powers are entirely negative currently. He can block a planning application (doubtless resulting in a public inquiry), but has no power ...

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