Plans to develop Britain’s tallest residential skyscraper deferred

Kasmira Jefford
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PLANS to build the UK’s tallest residential tower in Canary Wharf have been deferred by Tower Hamlets council after concerns over the height of the building.

Developer Chalegrove Properties wants to build a 75-storey tower on the site of the former City Pride pub at 15 Westferry Road.

The Squire & Partners-designed plans, which were submitted in January, include 822 flats, 164 serviced apartments, a roof terrace and an underground car park.

The scheme was recommended for approval earlier this month.

But at a planning meeting last Thursday, the committee decided it “was minded not to support” the officers’ recommendation.

A spokesperson for the council yesterday said: “The application was therefore deferred to allow officers to prepare a further report having regard to the committee’s position.”

Chalegrove said it remains committed to the development and said it is “reviewing options” before the applications come back.

A person close to the company said there were issues over the height of the tower as well as the amount of public space included in the scheme.