Khan calls in refused Greenwich schemes

Two schemes in Greenwich, with more than 1,000 homes combined, have been "called in" by the mayor of London after they were refused consent at planning committee last month. Sadiq Khan will now exercise his power to make himself the local planning authority in respect of both applications in a move that may see him overrule decisions taken by Labour councillors from his own party. Rockwell’s Charlton Riverside scheme with 771 homes was turned down by 11 votes to zero, with the new planning chair describing the plans as “looking like Stalingrad". A proposal for 272 new homes by