With the Brill place sleight of hand at Camden council’s planning meeting – increasing the number of flats to 68
in the luxury tower and the increase in its footprint, the affordable housing has disappeared, it is now no longer part of the community Investment Programme, it does make the promises made to push through the deal 5 years ago seem like a con trick – and Somers Town yet again is on a losing game.
We lose more public green space (and let’s face it, lockdown highlights the need for local parks) for the benefit of the developers who – poor things – according to Adam Jones their costs ‘have gone up by 25%’ hence why they cannot deliver the affordable housing.
And as Paul Tomlinson points out in the CNJ the deficit would suggest it should not go ahead at all.
I why is it?