Boris due to make decision in days !!
The lCO office ruling (that was forced by a freedom of information act request) which led to Waltham Forest Council having to release the ” killer document” after a year long battle by the Saveourstow group, shows up one of the biggest scandals by a Registered Social Landlord and a local council.
Boris Johnson now has very little choice but to call in the doomed site from the ill run local council. Boris has stated that one of his main concerns is viability and his preferred option has always been greyhound racing and a mixed use site to which L&Q plans do not offer but create a public purse scandal of a £24.1 million loss.
With Sir Edward Lister as an advisor, one of the most prudent men in planning in London and an excellent past leader of Wandsworth Council, the report will not make good reading and it will be a major surprise if he lets this go past the doors of City Hall. His past record of prudent values will show the ill run local council that the site should never have been at the doors of City Hall in the first place.
The actual losses (admitted by L&Q) are detailed in the in our summary briefing – Click here to view.
To view the original L&Q document please click here.