Controversial Skylines development returns
A proposed 50-storey development previously deferred due to opposition from groups including the borough's own environmental health team will return to council next week.
Tower Hamlets planning officers had urged the committee to back the controversial Skylines scheme last November but decided to pull it mid-meeting after scrutiny from councillors.
Opposition came from London City Airport over height restrictions and English Heritage over the disruption of the view from Greenwich Park.
Tower Hamlets' environmental health team aired concerns over new residents exposure to noise from DLR trains and aircraft, while National Grid and Thames Water also raised objections.
Next week, it will go back to the council's strategic development panel and planning officers have again recommended approval despite concerns still existing.
A previous application for the site by the same developers, ZBV (Skylines) Ltd and Skylines (Isle of Dogs) Ltd, was rejected by council in 2010.
The latest proposal for the area at Limeharbour on the Isle of Dogs includes 764 residential units, nearly 2,000 square metres of retail space and 4,500sqm of office space.
There will also be two levels of basement car parking.
The size of the scheme has led to financial obligations being proposed of over £6million, including more than £2m towards facilities for education.
A total of 36 per cent of the development will be affordable housing, with two-thirds of that social rented accommodation. Plans show seven blocks of flats.
The Skylines site is currently made up of 59 small business units, as well as car parking space.
For the latest application, London City Airport has withdrawn opposition after assurances over height limits of cranes, while the enivronmental health team has changed its objection after promises to increase noise insulation of the building.