I am a great admirer of the way the Gentle Author keeps a close watch on new developments in East London in a fearless way. Last night the Tower Hamlets planning committee allowed the demolition of the gas holders by the Regent’s Canal on the grounds that those who objected to the demolition had ‘a vested interest in heritage’. Of course. We all do. Or has it become a sin to want to protect our history ?
Today, in his excellent post, he makes clear the analogies between the way developers get permission for building projects and then break their promises with impunity, which is what is all too likely to happen at the Bell Foundry if Raycliff gets its permission at the forthcoming public inquiry:-