THE ILLEGAL DEMOLITION

THE PLANNING APPLICATION!

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Despite its protected status, the Angel Cottage in Windmill Lane was demolished under the cover of plastic sheeting in November 2007. The 1826 Georgian cottage had been sold at auction for £400,000 and stood opposite the Olympic site and the new Stratford City development on some of the most valuable development land in London.

The illegal demolition was discovered by outraged local residents who demanded an investigation of the case by both the council and English Heritage.

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Additionally, as all remains of Angel Cottage have been illegally removed from the site, the building will most likely not be reinstated; thus dashing the hopes of the local community.

Due to the severity of the offence the local council has subsequently taken the case to the Crown Court.

The judge handed Mr Khan a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £15,025 costs.

Newham Recorder

Cottage disaster: Boss's £15k bill
21 October 2009

BBC News
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You can see the full application at www.newham.gov.uk The application number is 11/00719/FUL. 'Erection of a new building comprising 9 floors over a ground and lower ground floor to provide 187 student bedrooms, a retail (A1/A3) use at ground floor, associated student facilities basement level, including the provision of cycle parking, disabled parking space and associated landscaping.'  

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