A resident writes....
Incredible news about the Planning Committee decision.
This just shows the nature of power -Tories rattled about prospects at the next local election and starting to respond to resident opinion
I think the Hornet has been a central part of “sensitising” the Hornton Street reptiles.
Do not underestimate the importance of this achievement
The developers put huge legal fire power behind their appeal (that top solicitor guy with the great track record for these things that they used for their appeal)
It will be interesting to see if they keep going.
There was plenty of financial incentive for them to carry on because of the false financial assumptions that they were using to mask the true profits of the original proposal.
But, with the downturn of the property market, maybe the project has become more marginal and they will walk away
but the old lesson holds good for Hornton Street - monopolies are a plague