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G20 forces major planning decision to be put on hold

PUBLISHED: 18:38 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:14 05 October 2010

A BUMPER planning meeting set to consider plans to build a total of 1,933 homes, including a 62 storey tower block has been put on hold due to fears about disruption from G20 protests. Members of the strategic development committee were set to consider t

A BUMPER planning meeting set to consider plans to build a total of 1,933 homes, including a 62 storey tower block has been put on hold due to fears about disruption from G20 protests.

Members of the strategic development committee were set to consider the redevelopment of the two storey City of Pride pub in Westferry Road into a 62 storey apartment block and hotel.

Other plans include 302 homes with offices and shops a 43 storey block on the site of the Innovation Centre at Marsh Wall.

The agenda includes a total of 1,933 homes, with 5,000 habitable rooms with 64,879 m sq of hotels, office and commercial space.

But worries about disruption from predicted protests surrounding the G20 meeting at the nearby Excel centre have prompted officials to postpone the committee until April 15.

There were concerns that it would be difficult for interested residents to get to the meeting at the town hall near the East India DLR.

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