Luke wrote:Presumably Lend Lease has all the lawyers in the world on the case to ensure that nothing is realised until after their recently-submitted new planning application is decided.
Lend Lease's new application also relies on lack of "viability" to argue for another set of non-compliances with Southwark Council's own planning rules, and - surprise surprise - Southwark Council's planners and leaders are saying this is fine, in fact they have got a great deal. But we remain unable to know if this is true, and that is how they like it.
Russell Cronin wrote:Given that Peter John is a barrister specialising in all aspects of contentious probate, trusts and property litigation in the High Court and County Courts, I don't think he at least lacks the skills to face down developers and corporate lawyers. If he wanted to.Did you see this article in Wednesday's Guardian? Explains how Section 106 provisions are used by rapacious developers to assess schemes as being 'not viable'. Also reminds us how ill-equipped Councillors such as the docile idiot, Peter John, lack the skills, training & nerve required to face down phalanxes of corporate lawyers. As if we were unaware.
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