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Topic: Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court
Posted by: Paul Pryce
Date/Time: 04/10/15 09:26:00

"It's not the 'more' it's the 'higher' and with Empire House this will be a white clad visual monstrosity at odds with the landscape of this part of Chiswick."

The building will only be marginally higher and less visually intrusive than the current blue glass structure.

'With the Empire House scheme it's only 11% given over to Affordable Housing with apartments that start at c.995,000 - how many first time buyers could afford that price tag? '

My understanding is that there are zero affordable units in Empire House as no planning permission was required for the conversion from office to residential.

The rest of the scheme has the recommended proportion of affordable housing although given that they will be sold or rented at a relatively high proportion of market levels they won't be going to people who could be described as being in need by any measure.

'It is likely that this and the other schemes in Chiswick will mainly go to 'buy to let' overseas investors'

What is your evidence for the claim that the flats will go to overseas investors? I know of a few people in Chiswick who are interested in units.

'how will that help solve the housing shortage in London?'

The only way to solve the housing shortage is to build housing and that is what Lend Lease are doing. Just because some of the residents may be renting doesn't mean a new home hasn't been created in London.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court04/10/15 00:32:00 Leigh Stops
   Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court04/10/15 09:11:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court04/10/15 09:26:00 Paul Pryce
         Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court04/10/15 09:52:00 Paul Green
   Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 13:06:00 Ann Williams
      Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 13:14:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 14:28:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 15:01:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 15:32:00 Julian Pavey
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 15:52:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 16:28:00 Julian Pavey
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:'Empire House' Challenge Before High Court05/10/15 19:33:00 Loraine Pemberton

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