Why was Waterloo Wharf a sure thing?
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