A report out today in The Times shows that there is a new and additional planning authority in London.
This authority is non other than Prince Charles, the unelected, unqualified, spokesperson for architectural Luddites. Yes, his power and influence now means that developers of major projects run their plans past Charlie before proceeding with planning applications to the democratically elected Councils and the Planning Officers. If this is what he can do now just think what he could do as a King!
Decisions must be made by those that we elect to act on our behalf and not made behind closed doors by people with power simply by dint of birth.