Developer defends 130-home mixed-use Waterloo plans after Gove presses pause

Royal St master

Stanhope says five-block Royal Street scheme offers “subsantial tangible benefits”

Stanhope has defended its plan to build a huge mixed-use scheme next to Waterloo station following the government’s decision to put the proposals on ice.

Communities secretary Michael Gove issued an Article 31 Direction at the end of last month, preventing the Royal Street scheme from going ahead without special authorisation from the government.

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