Chelsea Barracks dispute ends with apology to Prince Charles

Property tycoons at the centre of the Chelsea Barracks planning row in London have resolved their differences, with one of them apologising to HRH the Prince of Wales.

CPC Group, headed by Christian Candy, and the developer Qatari Diar said in a joint statement that they had settled their dispute over the £3bn project.

Details were not made clear, but CPC will have no more involvement in the 5.2ha site. The original project, featuring hi-tech homes designed by Lord Rogers, had annoyed the prince. CPC sued the Qataris after the latter pulled the project and replaced it with plans for a more traditional design landscaped by Kim Wilkie (HW, 4 June).

In the statement, Candy apologised to the Qataris for any offence caused by taking court action. He also "apologised unreservedly" to Prince Charles.

Last month, the High Court ruled that the intervention of Prince Charles was "unexpected and unwelcome".

Early conceptual sketches of the new masterplan show buildings arranged in Georgian-like squares surrounding landscaped areas, overlooked by tree-lined roads.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Dazzling display of new plants at Four Oaks Trade Show 2017

Dazzling display of new plants at Four Oaks Trade Show 2017

A wide range of first-time exhibitors and established names will showcase a wealth of new varieties at September's Four Oaks Trade Show, says Matthew Appleby.

Product and service showcase

Product and service showcase

Fresh solutions to production problems can be found among the array of products and services being introduced at the Four Oaks Trade Show, Sally Drury reports.

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Continual learning is an essential part of the job and professionals should embed it in their work process, says Alan Sargent.


 
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer