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Boris Johnson Speech Reignites Row Over Mount Pleasant Development

Boris Johnson Speech Reignites Row Over Mount Pleasant Development
Boris Johnson Speech Reignites Row Over Mount Pleasant Development , Courtesy of Cityscape
Courtesy of Cityscape

The controversial Mount Pleasant development in London has sparked another row this week, as campaigners accused Mayor Boris Johnson of "compromising his neutrality" over the 681-home scheme which he has called in to review personally. Though he is supposed to remain neutral until the hearing, last week Johnson remarked in a speech that the development "will be a wonderful place to live." However many have expressed concern over the design, including Thomas Heatherwick, who lives locally and called the scheme "empty, cynical and vacuous." Read all the details at BD Online.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Boris Johnson Speech Reignites Row Over Mount Pleasant Development " 30 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/522026/boris-johnson-speech-reignites-row-over-mount-pleasant-development/> ISSN 0719-8884