A row between Lord Rogers and the Prince of Wales over a multimillion-pound property development has erupted again.
Lord Rogers said that Prince Charles’ determination to express views on his modernist design for Chelsea Barracks in west London was “wrong”.
His comments came after a High Court judge declared the Royal’s intervention in the matter was “unexpected and unwelcome”.
Charles strong opinions led developers Qatari Diar Real Estate to withdraw their planning application for the prestigious site.
Their partner in the scheme, CPC Group, failed in a High Court bid to get an early payment of £68.5 million after the proposal was pulled.
Mr Justice Vos said both CPC and Qatari Diar Real Estate, the partners in the development, “were faced with a very difficult position once the Prince of Wales intervened in the planning process”.
“His intervention was, no doubt, unexpected and unwelcome.”
“The way in which the Prince of Wales intervened in helping to get the original Chelsea Barracks planning application withdrawn was wrong,” said Lord Rogers.
“I hope that this judgment demonstrates that similar interventions should be considered far more seriously before they are made in the future.”
Clarence House declined to comment.