Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.
The council argue that other boroughs, such as Kensington and Chelsea applied to have their whole borough exempt and succeeded - yet Lambeth has been left at a severe disadvantage by having their key business areas undermined by landlords who now want to turn offices into flats.
More top news
Stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.
The money will help pay for mental health and counselling services, regeneration in the west London neighbourhood and a new community space.
The small device was hidden in a grate in the ceiling in the only customer toilet at a Starbucks coffee shop.