Property Development: Isle of Dogs

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the ministerial code and to his discussions with the developer of the Westferry Printworks development (PA/18/01877/A1) in Tower Hamlets at a fundraiser for the Conservative Party prior to making his decision to grant approval for the development on the 14 January 2020, when he registered that discussion, and whether he made that registration to the Permanent Secretary of his Department.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Ministers act in accordance with the MHCLG Guidance on Planning Proprietary Issues and the Ministerial Code.

The full reasons for the Secretary of State’s decision are set out in his Decision Letter of 14 January, which is published here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/857952/20-01-14_DL+IR_Westferry.pdf

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