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Planning applications: called-in decisions and recovered appeals

Decision letters on behalf of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government about planning applications and appeals. Only applies to England.

Called-in applications

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has the power to take over (‘call in’) planning applications rather than letting the local authority decide. The secretary of state will normally only do this if the application conflicts with national policy in important ways, or is nationally significant.

He or she has to take published government policy into account when deciding whether or not to call in a planning application, and when making the decision. If the secretary of state decides to call in a planning application, an inspector is appointed to carry out an inquiry into the proposal. The secretary of state has to take the inspector’s findings into account when making the decision.

The following documents comprise the policy that is taken into consideration when a decision is made on whether to call in an application:

Written Answers 16 June 1999

Written Ministerial Statement 26 October 2012

Recovered appeals

Planning appeals can also be ‘recovered’ for decision by ministers. A recovered appeal is one where instead of an inspector making the decision, he or she will write a report that will make a recommendation on how the appeal should be determined. This will then be passed to the secretary of state to make the decision, taking into account the inspector’s recommendation.

The following documents comprise the policy that is taken into consideration when a decision is made on whether to recover a planning appeal:

Written Ministerial Statement (recovery criteria) 30 June 2008

Written Ministerial Statement (neighborhood planning) 9 July 2015

Written Ministerial Statement (onshore oil and gas) 16 September 2015

Called-in decisions and recovered appeals from before 2018

Called-in decisions and recovered appeals from November 2012 to December 2017 are available on the national archive website.

Called-in planning applications

  1. Called-in decision: land at Russell Hill Road, Purley Baptist Church and Banstead Road, Purley (ref: 3174139 - 3 December 2018)
  2. Called-in decision: land at Bullsmoor off Nottingham Road, Belper (ref: 3194115 - 11 October 2018)
  3. Called-in decision: The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, South Gloucestershire (ref: 3170627 – 1 October 2018)
  4. Called-in decision: land adjacent to Sainsbury's Supermarket, Old Smithfield, Bridgnorth (ref: 3174452 - 13 June 2018)
  5. Called-in decision: land north of Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire (ref: 3174379 - 7 June 2018)
  6. Called-in decision: land at Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey (ref: 3171287 - 29 March 2018)
  7. Called-in decision: land at Highthorn, Widdrington, Northumberland (ref: 3158266 - 23 March 2018)
  8. Called-in decision: land known as Friars Oak Fields, East of London Road, Hassocks (ref: 3166992 - 1 March 2018)
  9. Called-in decisions: land south of Hazel Close, Crawley Down, West Sussex (ref: 3149575 & 3161086 - 1 March 2018)
  10. Recovered appeal & called-in decision: land west of Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, West Sussex (ref: 3149579 & 3145499 - 1 March 2018)
  11. Called-in decision: land at Clifton Drive, Sealand Road, Chester (ref: 3013622 - 27 February 2018)
  12. Called-in decision: land west of New Barn Lane, Bersted, West Sussex PO21 5DN (ref: 3166900 - 12 February 2018)

Recovered planning appeals

  1. Recovered appeal: land to the west of Newport Road and west and east of Cranfield Road, Woburn Sands, Bucks (ref: 3169314 - 5 December 2018)
  2. Recovered appeals: Appeal A: land to the north and south of Worsley Road and land at Aviary Field, Broadoak, Worsley - Appeal B: land to the south of Worsley Road, Worsley (ref: 2209607 & 3180726 - 12 November 2018)
  3. Recovered appeal: land at Town Road, Cliffe Woods, Kent (ref: 3175461 - 08 November 2018)
  4. Recovered appeal: land west of Bickland Water, known as Menehay Fields, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, Cornwall (ref: 3177201 - 23 October 2018)
  5. Recovered appeal: land at Bullsmoor, off Nottingham Road, Belper (ref: 3183493 - 11 October 2018)
  6. Recovered appeal: land at former British Sugar Site & former Manor School Link Rd Site, Boroughbridge Rd, York (ref: 3177821 - 28 September 2018)
  7. Recovered appeal: Land at Valley Park School, Off New Cut Road, Maidstone (ref: 3185916 - 24 September 2018)
  8. Recovered appeal: land at Strode Farm, Lower Herne Road, Herne, Kent (ref: 3141444 - 6 August 2018)
  9. Recovered appeal: Land south of Watlington Road, Benson, OX10 6NP (ref: 3180400 - 20 July 2018)
  10. Recovered appeal: land west of Street 5, Thorp Arch Estate, Wetherby (ref: 3168897 - 12 July 2018)
  11. Recovered appeal: land at Dunningley Lane, Tingley, Wakefield, WF3 1SJ 5SL (ref: 3169594 - 12 July 2018)
  12. Recovered appeal: Land at 843 London Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 6AW (ref: 3182092 - 28 June 2018)
  13. Recovered appeal: land south-west of West Lane, Ripon (ref: 3181320 - 25 June 2018)
  14. Recovered appeal: land at Wisley Airfield, Hatch Lane, Ockham (ref: 3159894 - 13 June 2018)
  15. Recovered appeal: appeal 1 land at Lotmead Farm, Swindon (ref: 3154437 - 13 June 2018)
  16. Recovered appeal: appeal 2 Land at Lotmead Farm, Swindon (ref: 3154441 - 13 June 2018)
  17. Recovered appeal: land east of Weylands House and Molesey Road and south of Fieldcommon Lane, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (ref: 3172429 - 24 May 2018)
  18. Recovered appeal: land at Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Newark (ref: 3169436 & 3179732 - 26 April 2018)
  19. Recovered appeal: land north of Lower Lane, Berry Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire (ref: 3005408 – 11 April 2018)
  20. Recovered appeal: land at Weybourne Lane, Farnham (ref: 3132971 - 29 March 2018)
  21. Recovered appeal: land at Waverley Lane, Farnham (ref: 3139911 - 29 March 2018)
  22. Recovered appeal: land at rear of Bindon House, Monkton Lane, Farnham (ref: 3152620 - 29 March 2018)
  23. Recovered appeal: land at Farleigh Fields and 54, 56, 58 Farleigh Road, Backwell, Somerset (ref: 3153935 - 28 March 2018)
  24. Recovered appeal: land at Daw Mill Colliery, Daw Mill Lane, Arley (ref: 3149827 - 21 March 2018)
  25. Recovered appeal: land at Howard of Effingham School and Lodge Farm and Brown's Field, Brown's Lane, Effingham (ref: 3151098 - 21 March 2018)
  26. Recovered appeal: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 55 Roden Street, Ilford (ref: 3164036 - 14 March 2018)
  27. Recovered appeal & called-in decision: land west of Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, West Sussex (ref: 3149579 & 3145499 - 1 March 2018)
  28. Recovered appeal: land south of Scamps Hill/Scaynes Hill Road, Lindfield, West Sussex (ref: 3152641 - 1 March 2018
  29. Recovered appeal: Bagley Lane/Calverley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire (ref: 2200640 - 22 February 2018)
  30. Recovered appeal: land at Scout Moor Wind Farm, Rochdale, Lancashire (ref: 3139737 - 13 February 2018)
  31. Recovered appeal: land at Hall Farm, Klondyke Lane, Thorpe Satchville, Melton Mowbray LE14 2TB (ref: 2186471 (REDET) - 31 January 2018)

Major infrastructure projects

Published 8 January 2014
Last updated 8 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added recovered appeal for land at Sibford Road, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxfordshire (ref: 2226552 - 7 December 2015)
  2. Added Recovered appeal for Hydra Park, Sheffield
  3. Added Called-in decision: Brecks Lane, Strensall, York (ref: 2216946, 18 March 2015) and Recovered appeal: land at Science Museum, Wroughton, Swindon (ref: 2216792, 18 March 2015).
  4. Added Recovered appeal: land at Bede Lane, Sedlescombe, East Sussex (ref: 2219706, 17 March 2015) and Recovered appeals: land off Audlem Road/Broad Lane and land off Peter Destapeleigh Way, Nantwich (refs: 2197532 and 2197529, 17 March 2015).
  5. Added Recovered appeal: land east of Rotherham Road, Bolsover, Derbyshire (ref: 2212093, 12 March 2015).
  6. Added Recovered appeal: land at and adjacent to Ellough Airfield, Benacre Road, Ellough, Suffolk (ref: 2193543, 11 March 2015) and Recovered appeal: land at Bunkers Hill, Pilgrims Way, St. Erth, Hayle, Cornwall (ref: 2216381, 11 March 2015).
  7. Added recovered appeal: Bagley Lane/Calverley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire (ref: 2200640, 10 March 2015)
  8. Added Recovered appeal: land to the east of Little Horwood Road, Winslow, Bucks (ref: 2213924, 25 February 2015).
  9. Added called-in decision: Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway (refs: 2202736 and 2202738, 12 February 2015)
  10. Added new recovered appeal: land to the west of Bicton Industrial Estate between the villages of Kimbolton, and Stow Longa Cambridgeshire (ref: 2207023, 11 February 2015)
  11. Added Recovered appeal: Fleet Marston Farm, Fleet Marston, Aylesbury (refs: 2181033, 2189277, 2189387, 2197073, 26 January 2015).
  12. Added Recovered appeal: land at Little Maltby Farm, Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick (ref: 2214781, 20 January 2015).
  13. Added 'Recovered appeal: land bounded by Gresty Lane, Rope Lane, Crewe Road and A500, Crewe (ref: 2209335, 19 January 2015)'
  14. Added Called-in decision: former Aveley Sports and Social Club, Thurrock (ref: 2214081, 8 January 2015).
  15. Added Recovered appeal: land at Well Meadow, Well Street, Malpas, Cheshire (ref: 2214400, 7 January 2015).
  16. Added Recovered appeal: land at Javelin Park, near Haresfield, Gloucestershire (ref: 2200210, 6 January 2015).
  17. Added 3 new recovered appeals.
  18. Added Recovered appeal: land at Delamere Forest, Station Road, Northwich (ref: 2210886, 18 December 2014).
  19. Added 'Recovered appeal: land to the east of Station Road, Wallsend, North Tyneside (ref: 2210012, 15 December 2014)'; 'Recovered appeal: land south of A196, Stobhill, Morpeth, Northumberland (ref: 2212989, 15 December 2014)'; 'Recovered appeal: land south of Forest School Street, Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire (ref: 2209697, 15 December 2014)'.
  20. Added Recovered appeal: South Torfrey Farm, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall (ref: 2186603, 10 December 2014).
  21. Added 'Recovered appeal: West View Stables, West View, Holywell Green, Halifax (ref: 2215561, 2 December 2014)' and 'Recovered appeal: Linton Place, New Road, Shepperton (ref: 2212056, 2 December 2014)'.
  22. Added Recovered appeal: land adjacent to The Round House, Fenn Green, Alveley, Shropshire (ref: 2179881, 27 November 2014)
  23. Added Recovered appeal: land adjacent to 4 Aymer Close, Staines (ref: 2184256, 26 November 2014).
  24. Added Recovered appeal: Brackenhurst College, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF (ref 2208417 - 19 November 2014)
  25. Added Recovered appeal: land surrounding Sketchley House, Watling Street, Burbage, Leicestershire (ref: 2208318, 18 November 2014)
  26. Added Recovered appeal: Long Furlong, Catesby, Daventry NN11 6LW (ref 2203312 - 17 November 2014)
  27. Added Recovered appeal: One Acre, Land North East of the Junction of Redmans Lane, Firmingers Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 7QH (ref 2198596 - 11 November 2014); and Recovered appeal:The Nursery, Brown Ridings, Bradley Lane, Frodsham WA6 7ES (ref 2213546 - 12 November 2014)
  28. Added 2 recovered appeals: Moor Lane, Mobberley, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 6DN (ref 2198596 - 10 November 2014); and One Acre, Hilfield Lane, Aldenham (ref 2198021 - 10 November 2014)
  29. Added Recovered appeal: The Sycamores, Sutton Lane, Byram, Knottingley (ref 2180800 - 6 November 2014)
  30. Added 2 recoverd appeals: Three Acres, Hampstead Lane, Nettlestead (ref 2178069 - 5 November 2014), and Cornshire Field Farm, Elmbridge Lane (ref 2192787 - 5 November 2014)
  31. Added 'Recovered appeal: land west of Forest Green Road, Holyport, Windsor, Berkshire (ref: 2205599, 30 October 2014)' and 'Recovered appeal: The Paddock, Poolhead Lane, Tamworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire (ref: 21805707, 30 October 2014)'.
  32. Added Recovered appeal: land at New Haine Road, Ramsgate, Kent (ref: 2213265, 29 October 2014).
  33. Added 'Recovered appeal: Willow Farm, Jackets Lane, Harefield, Uxbridge (ref: 2196141, 27 October 2014)'; 'Recovered appeal: land off Coate Road and Windsor Drive, Devizes, Wiltshire (ref: 2206963, 27 October 2014)'; 'Recovered appeal: land around Busseys Loke, north of Bungay Road, Hempnall, Norfolk (ref: 2207755, 27 October 2014)'.
  34. Added 'Recovered appeal: Arpley landfill site, Forrest Way, Sankey Bridges, Warrington (ref: 2201665, 23 October 2014)' and 'Recovered appeal: Three Cornered Piece, Bohemia Hollow, Nyewood (ref: 2203067, 23 October 2014)'.
  35. Added Recovered appeal: Marnham Road, Low Marnham, Newark (ref: 2201459, 21 October 2014).
  36. Added 'Recovered appeal: Traveller’s Rest, Felley Mill Lane (South), Underwood, Nottingham (ref: 2208844, 20 October 2014)' and 'Recovered appeal: Gipsy Lane, Wolvey, Warwickshire (ref: 2192798, 20 October 2014)'
  37. Added Recovered appeal: land between Bishops Itchington, Gaydon and Knightcote to the south-east of the B4451 (ref: 2193579, 1 October 2014); Recovered appeal: Two Trees Farm, Coventry Road, Aldermans Green, Coventry (ref:2181556, 1 October 2014); and Recovered appeal: ‘Waiting for the Sun’ Farm, Rushden Road, Bletsoe, Beds (ref: 2187276, 1 October 2014).
  38. Added Recovered appeal: field 6597, Cotham Road, Hawton, Newark-on-Trent (ref: 2183042, 29 September 2014)
  39. Added Recovered appeal: land at Wood Farm, Church Lane, Shipdham, Norfolk (ref: 2185306, 25 September 2014)
  40. Added Recovered appeal: Junction Between Newton Lane and Chester Road, Daresbury Cheshire (Ref: 2196163 - 24 September 2014)
  41. Added Recovered appeal: Land at Razor’s Farm, Chineham, Basingstoke RG24 8LS (ref: 2205929, 22 September 2014)
  42. Added recovered appeal: Khalsa Academy, Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, South Bucks (ref: 2215541, 17 September 2014).
  43. Added recovered appeal: land at Kingsland Laines, Reeds Lane/London Road, Sayers Common, West Sussex (ref: 2189451, 4 September 2014); recovered appeal: land at Little Park Farm and land north of Highfield Drive, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex (ref: 2203080, 4 September 2014) and; recovered appeal: land off College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex (ref: 2211499, 4 September 2014).
  44. Added Recovered appeal: land adjacent to Louth Canal, Fen Lane, near Tetney, Lincolnshire (ref: 2200887, 28 August 2014).
  45. Added recovered appeals: land at Shannon Moor Stables (west of Mosslands), Aveling Drive, Banks, Southport (refs: 2179831 & 2177366, 5 August 2014); and recovered appeal: land south side of Top Road, Barnacle, Rugby, Warwickshire (ref: 2192742, 5 August 2014)
  46. Added recovered appeal: Pilrow Farm, land east of the M5 and south of A38 Bristol Road, Rooksbridge, Axbridge, Somerset (ref: 2197449, 31 July 2014); recovered appeal: Saxby Wolds, Lincolnshire (ref: 2180725, 31 July 2014); and recovered appeal: Fenrother Lane, Northumberland (ref: 2194915, 31 July 2014)
  47. Added Recovered appeal: Top Acres, Cursley Lane, Kidderminster (ref:2183527, 30 July 2014) and Recovered appeal: Ten Acres Caravan Site, Hillam Lane, Hillam, Selby (ref: 2176525, 30 July 2014).
  48. Added recovered appeal: Orchard Way, Milton Keynes (ref: 2186522, 29 July 2014) and Recovered appeal: Plot 2, The Paddocks, New Years Green Lane, Harefield (ref: 2192003, 29 July 2014).
  49. Added recovered appeal: Grappenhall Lodge, Warrington (ref: 2191920, 25 July 2014)
  50. Added recovered appeal: East Moneylaws Farm, Cornhill-on-Tweed (ref: 2193153, 17 July 2014).
  51. Added recovered appeal: site at the Stables, Moss Lane, Knuzden, Blackburn (ref: 2203895, 14 July 2014).
  52. Added: Recovered appeal: Former Aerodrome, North Orbital Road, Upper Colne Valley, Hertfordshire (ref: 2109433, 14 July 2014).
  53. Added 'Called-in decision: The London Borough of Haringey (Northumberland Development Project) (ref:70787, 11 July 2014)'
  54. Added recovered appeal: Burstow Stables, Church Lane, Burstow, Surrey (ref: 2193478, 9 July 2014)
  55. Added recovered appeals: Longacre, Outdowns, Effingham, Leatherhead (refs: 2206135 and 2206124, 8 July 2014)
  56. Added called-in decision: New Barnfield, Hatfield (ref: 2190245, 7 July 2014) and called-in decision: Smithfield Market (ref: 2205294, 7 July 2014)
  57. Added recovered appeal: land adjacent to Sims Metals UK (South West) Ltd, Long Marston, Pebworth (Wychavon DC) (ref: 2202364, 2 July 2014) and recovered appeals: Pulley Lane, Newland Road, Newland Lane and Primsland Way, Droitwich Spa (Wychavon DC) (refs: 2199085 and 2199426, 2 July 2014)
  58. Added recovered appeal: land to the rear of Palm House Nurseries, Glaziers Lane, Normandy (ref: 2180027, 1 July 2014); recovered appeal: Welstead Place, Benskins Lane, Noak Hill, Romford (ref: 2201240, 1 July 2014); and recovered appeals: land off Benskins Lane, Noak Hill, Romford (refs: 2177932 and 2181567, 1 July 2014).
  59. Added recovered appeal: 32 to 64 Humberston Avenue (Millennium Park), Humberston, Grimsby (ref: 2203957, 19 June 2014)
  60. Added recovered appeal: Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire (ref: 2199037, 18 June 2014) and recovered appeal: Lichfield Road North, Hammerwich/Brownhills, Walsall (ref: 2177876, 18 June 2014)
  61. Added recovered appeal: Little Chalvedon Hall, Homestead Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon (ref: 2204850, 17 June 2014)
  62. Added called-in decision: Brackens, Saunton, Braunton (ref: 2201290, 12 June 2014) and recovered appeals: Holbrook Manor Caravan Site, Derby (refs: 2180387 and 2180391, 12 June 2014)
  63. Added called-in decision: Rushden Lakes Retail Park (ref: 2190175, 11 June 2014)
  64. Added 'Recovered appeal: Ten Acre Farm Doncaster (ref: 2208600, 10 June 2014)'.
  65. Added recovered appeals: The Hedgerow, Parkwood, Walters Ash (refs: 2159978 and 2183066, 5 June 2014); recovered appeal: Tingeys Top Lane, Enfield (ref: 2198024, 5 June 2014) and called-in decision: Shell Centre, 2-4 York Road, Lambeth (ref: 2205181, 5 June 2014)
  66. Added recovered appeal: Alderbourne Cottage, Gerrards Cross, South Bucks (ref: 2185586, 3 June 2014) and recovered appeal: Willow Garth, Kings Road, Askern, Doncaster (ref: 2188916, 3 June 2014)
  67. Added recovered appeal: land south of Angel Lane, Pompeys Lane, Ferndown, Dorset (ref: 2188916, 2 June 2014)
  68. Added recovered appeal: Southworth Road, St Helens (ref: 2174652, 28 May 2014)
  69. Added recovered appeal: Millington Lane, Northwich (ref: 2187406, 27 May 2014) and recovered appeal: Heslerton Wold, Ryedale (ref: 2201109, 27 May 2014).
  70. Added recovered appeal: Horse Close, Church Farm, Hacheston, Suffolk (ref: 2193911, 22 May 2014) and recovered appeals: Cass Lane, Knaresborough (refs: 2200726 and 2193766, 22 May 2014).
  71. Added recovered appeal: Thornholme Fields, Burton Agnes (ref: 2190363, 21 May 2014).
  72. Added recovered appeal: Laburnum Farm wind turbine, Wistow Lordship, Selby (ref: 2204642, 15 May 2014)
  73. Added recovered appeals: Handcross, Mid Sussex (refs: 2198213 and 2198214, 1 May 2014).
  74. Added recovered appeal: Telston Lane, Sevenoaks (ref: 2185283, 30 April 2014) and called-in decision: Burgess Hill, Tunbridge Wells (refs: 2126410 and 2127645, 1 May 2014)
  75. Added recovered appeal: Warren Walk Barnsley (ref: 2181184, 29 April 2014); and recovered appeal: Bywater Farm, Bromsgrove (ref: 2170076, 29 April 2014)
  76. Added recovered appeal: Common Road, Barnsley (ref: 2180999, 23 April 2014); and recovered appeal: Leamside, Durham (ref: 2173888, 23 April 2014).
  77. Added recovered appeal: Whalley Road, Barrow (Appeal 2) (ref: 2197091, 22 April 2014)
  78. Added recovered appeal: Crowfoot Way, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire (ref: 2183653, 17 April 2014).
  79. Added recovered appeal: Fursdon Farm, Horningtops Liskeard (ref: 2189476, 15 April 2014)
  80. Added recovered appeals: land north of Allimore Lane, Alcester (refs: 2202101 and 2205529, 5 March 2014); Parkfield Road, Pucklechurch (ref: 2178088, 5 March 2014); Askew Bridge, Sevenoaks (refs: 2187806 and 2183467, 5 March 2014); and land off Stockwood Lane, Whitchurch (ref 2197299, 5 March 2014).
  81. Added recovered appeal: Manor Road, Saltford (ref: 2195351, 4 March 2014).
  82. Added recovered appeal: Hall Lane, Lower Stratton (ref: 2177362, 27 February 2014)
  83. Added recovered appeal: Poplar Farm, Sedgemoor (ref: 2186162, 25 February 2014)
  84. Added recovered appeal: land to the south-west of Barrow and west of Whalley Road, Barrow (ref: 2190088, 20 February 2014)
  85. Added recovered appeal: Lyne Lane, Chertsey (ref: 2181871 and 2181860, 18 February 2014)
  86. Added recovered appeal: Turncole Farm, Southminster (ref: 2174982, 2179484 and 2179225, 13 February 2014).
  87. Added recovered appeal: Forest Road, Burton-upon-Trent (ref: 2193657, 12 February 2014)
  88. Added recovered appeal: Linskeldfield Farm, Cockermouth (ref: 2188858, 11 February 2014); and recovered appeal: Wood View Stoke-on-Trent (ref: 2195269 11 February 2014)
  89. Added recovered appeal: Hillock Lane, Woolston, Warrington (ref: 2203059, 4 February 2014)
  90. Added recovered appeals: Plots 33, 45 and 50 Dale Farm, Oak Lane, Crays Hill, Billericay (ref: 2172410, 2172413 etc, 29 January 2014).
  91. Added recovered appeals: Harbarrow Farm, Stainton with Adgerley (ref: 2185234, 28 January 2014); and Castle Gate, Stanley, Wakefield (ref: 2197675, 28 January 2014).
  92. Added recovered appeal: Free school at 11 Solebay Street, Tower Hamlets E1 (ref: 2203743 , 21 January 2014)
  93. First published.