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Southwark Council to fight 'bizarre' Aylesbury CPO ruling


There’s a good debate on this by George Turner over on the Grauniad with comments flying Lets get one thing straight: the publicy owned freehold is gifted to the developer, who should be named please (british land perhaps, or some qatari bank?) so when we do the math on the market value of the new apartments (they won’t be ‘flats’), and after we throw in a few ‘feature elements’ and ‘flexible community uses’ to keep the councillors happy, they stand to make a whopping markup quadrupling their dough in maybe five years - they like quick returns, don’t they just? The ruling by the inspector of the department (also not named) not the minister, etablished the deal is an unfair “pay to stay” social cleanser. No surprise there then. So are the Harman-friendly architects (including riba’s new president) aiding and abetting a breach of human rights ? Now we have the ruling, will they pull out of the disreputable and unlawful project to accord with our codes of conduct? or is too much money involved. Poor old Peter John (no relation of Robert presumably) has to find the funds to pay lawyers to appeal now, will the community-friendly architects waive their retainers in the meantime perhaps, work for free? um, let’s .. think..just a mo um

Posted date

21 September, 2016

Posted time

3:50 pm