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"Ealing councillors responsible for approving thousands of homes each year have admitted they still find the hugely complex calculations on amounts of affordable housing offered by developers difficult to understand - even though some of them have sat on the council's planning committee for many years.
"The admission came as the committee unanimously approving plans to build three high-rise tower blocks on the site of a former perfume factory in North Acton, at a meeting at Ealing Town Hall on Wednesday May 21.
"... Despite their lack of clarity over the figures, councillors eventually accepted the scheme for 380 homes at the former Elizabeth Arden perfume factory on Wales Farm Road, which was put forward by developer Essential Living."