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London Docklands Development Corporation

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what planning permissions have been granted by the London Docklands Development Corporation to (a) Martin Burney and (b) the Docklands Property Centre.

The London Docklands Development Corporation granted planning permission to Martin Burney in 1985 for the change of use of the ground floor of 222 East India Dock road, E.14 as an estate agency.In 1986 the Docklands Property Centre was refused planning permission for four temporary portakabins to be used as an estate agency at 847 The Highway, E.14.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any flats or houses that are part of the London Docklands Development Corporation's affordable housing scheme have been handled by the Docklands Property Centre; and if he will make a statement.

The corporation does not keep a record of the houses and flats handled by the Docklands Property Centre or other estate agents.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what investigations the London Docklands Development Corporation has undertaken to find out if (a) the Docklands Property Centre and (b) other estate agents and property dealers have taken advantage of London Docklands Development Corporation schemes to provide housing for docklands' residents.

Every transaction under LDDC's schemes to provide private housing for docklands residents is subject to investigation by LDDC. As a result of its scrutiny a number of additional safeguards have been introduced to ensure that the schemes are restricted to local residents.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what role the Docklands Property Centre has played in relation to housing built on London Docklands Development Corporation owned land in docklands.

The Docklands Property Centre is one of a number of estate agents that works independently of the corporation and is appointed by individual developers to market and sell their homes.