“This initial offer from Galliard Homes is insulting, the developers need to drastically rethink this ridiculous offer and ensure it offers a good mixture of tenures including social, affordable and intermediate rents.” Sir Robin told the Newham Recorder.
The mayor holds a season ticket at West Ham, and has previously declared 35 gifts from the club over a three year period, mainly of hospitality.
The plans have also been criticised by local action group Friends of Queen’s Market for proposing 332 car parking spaces at a site expecting more than 2,000 residents.
The planning application will go to Newham council’s strategy and development committee, but no date has been set for a hearing.
There is a good chance that Galliard may need to go back to the drawing board with their plans.