Architectural watchdog Cabe has this week given the go-ahead to one tall building in London, but rejected another.
Cabe gave the thumbs-up to architect John McAslan's latest designs for a 25-storey tower in Deptford, south-east London, after expressing concerns about the scheme when it was submitted in October 2000 and again in April last year. It has now recommended that the tower should be given planning consent.

But CABE was less keen on Broadway Malyan's proposals for a 49-storey building in Vauxhall, south London, saying it might be too tall.

At 170 m, the building would be the fifth tallest in London, after the three towers at Canary Wharf and Tower 42 in the City.

Cabe's design review committee said: "Some members of the committee took the view that the height proposed for this tower is too great; the views from Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Embankment suggest the proposed height may be too overpowering at close range."