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Work has begun on the demolition of the Robin Hood Gardens Estate.
The '70s development is due to be replaced under the Blackwall Reach Regeneration Programme, which will bring 1,600 new homes to Poplar. The redevelopment will also see public areas transformed and a primary school expanded.
Councillors rejected the chance to overturn their decision on the 50-storey Skylines development on the Isle of Dogs.
The scheme was turned down on the grounds of height and density. Developers can now lodge an appeal or hope London Mayor Boris Johnson steps in to overall the council.
By Peter Golds
National house building in 2009 fell to the lowest peacetime level since 1923, while the population is the highest ever.
The Government has announced a new homes bonus scheme to kick start housing and the authority in line to receive the largest bonus is Tower Hamlets which will get £4.3million.
Tower Hamlets Council may have to claw £13million out of reserves to keep the regeneration of the Robin Hood Gardens site on course.
Cabinet members will be told next Wednesday (July 1) that the council has "insufficient capital resources" to continue buying-out homes on the Poplar estate without the transfer.
The Government is to stand by its original decision not to list Robin Hood Gardens.
The brutalist housing estate is now clear to make way for the Blackwall Reach project after an appeal by the Twentieth Century Society was dismissed this week.