Mayor sparks planning row

Mayor Boris Johnson has taken over the planning application for 3,500 new homes in Convoys Wharf, sparking a row with Lewisham Council.

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Mayor "drops localist principles for developers" says Assembly Member

I amdisappointed the Mayor has taken this important decision away from Lewisham.The Mayor claims to be a localist, but that’s a principle he’ll drop happily atthe request of developers.

He has ignored Lewisham’s good record as a planningauthority and cites the breakdown of their relationship with the developer as areason to “call-in” an application.

– Len Duvall, Labour London Assembly Member for Greenwich & Lewisham

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