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Topic: Empire House all over again
Posted by: Paul Corcoran
Date/Time: 22/10/15 09:43:00

Can somebody explain to me the modus operandi of developers with these kind of projects or perhaps more accurately the modus operandi of the communications companies they employ to handle the consultation exercise?

Empire House didn't seem to be such a bad scheme to me and with pre-application discussions with the Council approval was a foregone conclusion. The only thing to do at that point was to mollify public concerns and put across the positive case for the development. In the event they were reluctant to release material on the scheme and, what was published, was often highly misleading particularly with regard to visual impact. That led to the impression that they had something to hide and undoubtedly increased opposition to the scheme leading to a perhaps quixotic attempt to get a judicial review.

The process seems to be being repeated with the Chiswick Roundabout Skyscraper. It is a bigger pill for the local community to follow but once again the pre-application discussions make approval more or less a formality and there is no getting round more housing is badly needed. Yet still the approach taken by the developers agents is one of someone who has something very bad to hide. The secrecy about the height of the building just focused attention on it and not having details of the plan online just seems ridiculous.

The presumption must be that the developer gets a communications company to deal with the consultation exercise with the brief to incur the lowest cost possible without compromising their legal responsibilities to inform local residents.


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   Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?11/10/15 16:21:00 Charles Lawrence
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                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 08:38:00 Dan Evans
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                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 09:37:00 Viv Griffiths
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                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 10:38:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 09:38:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 10:23:00 Guy Lambert
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 10:30:00 Paul Corcoran
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                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 11:26:00 John Connelly
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 11:41:00 Paul Corcoran
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   Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?12/10/15 13:35:00 Lou Valdini
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            Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?13/10/15 14:48:00 Paul Corcoran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?13/10/15 16:34:00 Adam Beamish
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?13/10/15 17:20:00 Carl Wynne
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?13/10/15 20:10:00 Viv Griffiths
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                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?14/10/15 08:41:00 Paul Corcoran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:New Low Reached By Dodgy Developers?14/10/15 14:15:00 Anita Blake
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   Empire House all over again22/10/15 09:43:00 Paul Corcoran

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