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Statement on Westferry Printworks decision

Westferry for website

The government has overturned the decision to grant planning permission for the Westferry Printworks site. Tower Hamlets Council had challenged this decision as it went against the borough’s local development plan and the wishes of residents.

A Tower Hamlets spokesperson said:

“The council is pleased that after many months and two public inquiries, both the inspector and the Secretary of State agree that the scheme should be refused permission. Today’s decision supports the council’s view that the proposed scheme was inappropriate for the site in both scale and height, would significantly impact important heritage sites and failed to maximise affordable housing and family-sized homes. In all, it was a bad deal for our borough and we are satisfied with today’s outcome.”

You can read the full report on the Government website

Posted on Thursday 18th November 2021