The bid by the developer Delancey was rejected at the council planning committee with 3 votes in favour, 4 against and 1 abstention. This means a delay for the bid, but as usually happens a revised bid will probably be put forward. Nevertheless a small victory!
Delancey cynically ofered only 3% social rented housing as part of the development bid compared to the 35% affordable housing, of which 50% must be at social rents, which they need to build to remain compliant with Southwark council's minimum standards.
We have to remain vigilant and mobilise for Delancey's next move!