SOS overturns inspector's recommendation and refuses tall tower

The secretary of state has disagreed with his own inspector's inquiry recommendation and refused a three to 17 storey mixed use redevelopment scheme in a prominent town centre location in south London because of its intrusive height and proportions and poor design in relation to the existing built form, concluding it was contrary to the local and London Plan policies overall. The proposal would have provided 220 new homes, community and church spaces and a retail unit.

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