Wednesday 4 February 2015 5.28pm
I am not suprised by this move, it always seemed to be on the books because we have a council that is two faced both in the ruling party and officers. We see the same attitude with "affordable housing" where the tenants would have to use a back or tradesman's entrance so as not to upset the sensitive souls who have purchased their home at an exorbitant and exagerated market price and because that is impracticable no affordable homes are built in the blocks as promised in the original plans.
I believe that such policies are outlined by the developer to the council officers and planners and agreed but never proclaimed and a few councillors are duped but the majority know what is going on and nod through such plans for their new friends.
The planning committee seem to have corrupt policies which they follow to the detriment of the common man.
seem to have exported their Heygate policies to the borough of Barnet which is now trying to socially cleanse a regeneration project ( which has become a redevelopement) of council tenants.
We now have Rachmanisism alive and well in Southwark and led by a Labour council and teaching other councils the tricks of the trade.
Shame on them. Will they never realise the contempt we have for them.