MD1312 Southall Gas Works

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1312
Date signed: 
28 February 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The Southall gas works development scheme lies within the Southall OAPF area and adjacent to the forthcoming Crossrail station. Its delivery will provide up to 3,750 new dwellings, new schools, healthcare, leisure provisions and nearly 50,000m2 of employment space including retail, offices, hotel and conference facilities.

The Mayor granted outline and full planning permissions for this scheme in 2010 and its delivery is currently dependent on the acquisition of land interests owned by third parties to provide for new access routes into the main site. The developer, St James West London (SJWL), is negotiating with all landowners to acquire their land by agreement.

This paper seeks approval for the GLA to start preparations so that it can consider whether or not to make a Compulsory Purchase Order to facilitate the acquisition of land required for the Southall Gas Works development in the event that such land cannot be acquired through negotiation alone.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice