Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

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 ...

Already a subscriber? Login here or activate your digital account