Tower Hamlets braces for onslaught of planning inquiries

225 Marsh Wall, Millharbour Towers and the Sainsbury's Whitechapel scheme

Borough faces an autumn defending decisions to refuse towers by Make, 3DReid and Unit

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is facing a barrage of planning appeal inquiries this autumn as a queue of major developments refused permission or not determined in time are put under the spotlight.

Over the course of seven weeks, planning officers will be defending councillor decisions to refuse consent to Make Architects’ much-tweaked 225 Marsh Wall skyscraper on the Isle of Dogs and 3DReid’s proposals for a twin-towers scheme at nearby Millharbour.

They will also be putting the council’s case against two schemes for the redevelopment of supermarket chain Sainsbury’s Whitechapel site that were drawn up by Unit Architects, one of which features a 28-storey tower.

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