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By Peter Golds
Over the past few weeks I have attended meetings organised by Island residents of a large estate of social housing, a newer mixed development and a gated development.
All were facing the problem of dumped cars. In each development vehicles appear to have been abandoned on what is essentially private property.
By John Biggs
As widely reported, the other week planning permission was granted for a 75-storey block of apartments close to Canary Wharf.
There was strong local opposition, and the councillors who agreed it were evenly divided. It will certainly be a striking addition to London's skyline, the tallest residential building in the UK.
Budget hotel chain Travelodge is expanding its offering in south east London with a new site next to Greenwich DLR and train stations.
The 104-bedroom facility will sit within The Movement development - a mixed use site currently under construction to provide apartments, a health club and business units - after a deal was made with joint venture partners Cathedral Group PLC and Development Securities PLC.
By Peter Golds
There has been much controversy over the decision by Tower Hamlets to grant planning consent for a 75-storey building close to Westferry Circus.
This will drive a coach and horses through the carefully agreed policy previously enforced around Canary Wharf and is likely to result in a series of unco-ordinated and uninteresting skyscrapers.
A controversial application to build a 75-storey skyscraper on the site of the former City Pride pub has been given the green light - despite being rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors last month.
The scheme, by developers Chalegrove Properties Limited, will see private housing focussed on the north of the island, with the social housing shunted to a separate scheme.