I just had an e-mail from Karen Oh' Toole saying that Berkeley homes have conceded that they can not go ahead with the current proposal because of the opposition to it.
But it will be given planing permission ,and southwark council wouldn't have cooperated had Berkeley tried to go ahead with it any way.
I think this is course for couscous optimism.
Edited 3 times. Last edit at 24 January 2006 11.27am by mickysalt.
If you can find a connection between Prescott and Berkeley I'd love to hear it. The inspectors report says Prescott gave erroneous reasons for deciding the appeals himself just over a month before the inquiry began. It doesn't give any more detail except that the inspector corrected the 'error' at the start of the inquiry. Michael, You were there weren't you?
I posted this on another thread earlier concerning Berkeley and Potters Fields. Info from the council:
'Regarding the latter, (executive meeting)a report on joint working with Berkley's MAY be going to the Exec on the 14th Feb. (its not yet decided) If it does, part of the meeting will be open, part (where financially confidential matters are discussed) will be closed to the public.'
If this is confirmed I think we should send a delegation.
Never, never doubt the one-hand-washes-the-other situation between Berkeley/St.George and the ODPM. The major developers and the Government are always going to be interdependent and scratching eachother's backs. That's just the way it is.
Jackie Wrote: "The major developers and the Government are always going to be interdependent and scratching eachother's backs. "
Definitely...here's a bit of Berkeley Homes December '05 interim financial report:
"The planning regime remains slow
and challenging in places, but we accept this as a consequence of the local democratic processes involved and welcome the growing understanding of the benefits urban regeneration can bring to existing communities. I am heartened by the renewed commitment of central Government, the Greater London Authority and many local planning authorities to bringing old redundant brownfield sites back
to life…." said Roger Lewis, Chairman.
Good to see a Labour government maintaining its indepenence from big business...
Anyone can express their views directly to Berkeley via Charles Calverley, their main liason with the council on 01732 227500 - A very charming man. Or email: [email protected]