You said it - the die is already cast probably, unless someone takes the DPM and shoots him at dawn. So he can go down in history as having created ten billion homes - after all he has several himself, never mind the Jags. Gosh, that MAN, he has a hell of a lot to answer for. The indescriminate plonking of ugly, unsuitable buildings all over this city is a disgrace. But FIGHT, and if get as much press coverage as is possible.
To be honest, I don't think all this should be pinned on Prescott. Yes, he should be held accountable for the decisions he takes, but he takes them within a particular legal framework, and any other person who replaced him as the responsible minister would probably end up taking the same decisions given this legal framework.
And the die is not cast. As many people have pointed out (not least me), this development simply will not take place if Southwark do not sell the land or go into partnership with Berkeley Homes. So that is where it will be most fruitful to apply pressure, not on Prescott.
Has anyone filed a Freedom of Information request to the council for the correspondence and notes of meetings between councillors (and officers) and Berkeley Homes? If not, time to get on the case!
While the policy of the current government and Mayor of London may have something to do with it, I'm struggling to think of how aesthetics is ever objective. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' and all that...
Saw Simon Hughes at a meeting last night, and congratulated him on his stand. He said he thinks the development will be scotched by Southwark because they own much of the land. The head of the Council was there too and said the same...it was a small gathering and I had a chance to to chat to all of them....so.....FINGERS CROSSED!
> ok objective wasn't the right word
> what I meant was,
> The prioritizment or not of esthetic judgment is
> an issue.
> also can anyone give me the potters FIELD website
> address.I just get this singers web site.