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Is there any wonder there’s a housing shortage when people like James Brokenshire are in charge?

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I agree that there are many mediocre towers built or under construction across London. I happen to think that the Chiswick Curve would be infinitely superior to most of them, which was why I gave evidence at the inquiry. Opponents often question the motives of supporters in a quite personal way; the unimpressive QC for Historic England suggested at the inquiry that I was a 'hired gun'; this was, of course, an exact description of his own role. Happily I do not have to appear at inquiries for a living, and only do so (if asked) when I feel a good architect has produced a worthwhile design -- particularly in respect of housing. I do not know if there will be an appeal against the secretary of state's decision, but if there is I hope it succeeds. The inspector's report is a good one.

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3 October, 2019

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10:11 am

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