A proposal for 900 apartments at the heart of the Isle of Dogs was deferred by Tower Hamlets Council’s planning board last week.
Residential-led, mixed scheme 2 Millharbour will rise to 42 storeys if approved when it returns to the strategic development committee at a later date.
Council officers had recommended it for approval but there were a number of speakers against the plans concerned about over-development in the area.
Councillors decided to defer the scheme so further studies could take place on the issues of affordable housing, density and child play space.
The plans saw 35 objections during the consultation stage including concerns over the disruption to the Canary Wharf skyline and a lack of public amenities in the surrounding area to cater for more residents.
Another objection stated the South Quay Masterplan was in development and any decision should be delayed until it was completed.
GDL Limited is behind the proposal to develop on the former business park.
The scheme would see 624 homes available on the open market, 157 affordable rental apartments and 120 earmarked for social housing.