Why was Water­loo Wharf a sure thing?

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I am all for build­ing af­ford­able hous­ing as we have a bad hous­ing short­age in this coun­try. How­ever, it has now been re­ported that the con­tro­ver­sial 52-flat de­vel­op­ment at Water­loo Wharf has been given plan­ning ap­proval by the coun­cil weeks af­ter Howarth Homes sold and ex­changed con­tracts for them.

This raises sev­eral ques­tions that the coun­cil and Howarth Homes should an­swer.

Who did Howarth Homes ap­proach and ne­go­ti­ate with in the coun­cil be­fore they put ad­verts in the pa­pers as I can­not be­lieve that Howarth Homes would sell and ex­change con­tracts un­less they were 100% cer­tain that plan­ning ap­proval would be given?

This will now open the flood gates to other builders. There is the right way and the wrong way to ob­tain plan­ning per­mis­sion; this ap­pears to be the wrong way. MR W. MER­RICK Peachey Lane Uxbridge

SOLD OUT: Howarth Homes’ de­vel­op­ment Water­loo Wharf, in Uxbridge

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