• Tbh I'd be happy if the developer pays the marxists (30-50 million) and be done with it. But then I dont live in west ferry.

    I absolutely wouldn't, and I don't live in the Isle of Dogs, either. The thing with CIL and s.106 before it is that the money paid is an absolute pittance compared to the value of developments. It's a licence for appalling development that cash-strapped councils fear they have to take in the general climate of hostility to city councils.

    One of boris last decision as mayor was approval of large project over a contaminated site in southall, so cosying up with developers is considered normal in modern Tory circles.

    Yes, and illegal. I mean, it's always happened, and not only from Tory donors, and not only involving the Tory party. It's also happened at higher levels than a lowly Housing Secretary. However, in those cases for the most part they didn't get into the public domain like this, partly for lack of evidence, and there's a real danger that, with this one having done so, the planning system, which is bad enough as it is, will be undermined even further.

  • And another follow-up article:

    A spokesperson for Jenrick said on Friday that Ofer was a “family friend” and that the minister had notified officials, who advised him to step back from the decision on Sirius.

    But the spokesperson did not say when Jenrick recused himself and the Guardian understands he retained oversight of Sirius’s request for support for at least six months after the meeting.


    It is, frankly, unbelievable that he hasn't already been sacked. Not that I'm surprised.

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