It has been reported that The Local Government Association (LGA) has slammed the new powers the mayor of London will get over developments in April. Ken Livingstone is set to have the power to overturn councils, a feat not possible in the past, where developers’ have rejected schemes feared to be too tall. The LGA warned tall buildings would appear “anywhere and everywhere” and denounced the new powers as a mistake. Critics fear the mayor could push dozens of skyscrapers through the planning process even if there is local opposition. Could this threaten London’s sense of identity as a whole?