Landmark Whitechapel refusal overturned in victory for London developers

A major residential scheme in Whitechapel, E1, recently granted planning permission by an inspector on appeal, could have far-reaching effects on housing densities in inner London.

In what has been greeted as a victory for developers, the planning inspectorate has ruled that increasing densities in inner London locations should come above issues around loss of daylight and sunlight.

The Cross Property Investment SARL scheme, on which Londonewcastle acts as development manager, will provide 511 new homes across 12 buildings ranging from three to 24 storeys. It lies around 300m south of Whitechapel station.

The 3.1-acre site