MD1360 Southall Gas Works (2)

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1360
Date signed: 
19 June 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The development of Southall gas works is a key regeneration scheme within the Southall OAPF area which will provide up to 3,750 new dwellings, a new primary school, healthcare, leisure provisions and nearly 50,000m2 of employment space including retail, offices, hotel and conference facilities (the Scheme) on the land shown edged red on the plan at Appendix 1 (the Site). The GLA is supportive of the Scheme and believes that it would deliver significant benefits to Southall.

Redevelopment of the Site is dependent on the acquisition of certain third party land interests and new rights to enable, amongst other things, the creation of access into the main body of the site. The developer, St James West London Limited (SJWL), is negotiating with all landowners to acquire these land interests and new rights by agreement. However, should the acquisition of all necessary interests by private treaty (the preferred method), not be forthcoming in a timely manner, it is considered appropriate that land assembly is delivered through a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to enable delivery of the Scheme.

This report seeks authority to make the CPO to acquire any land and other property interests required for the Scheme that cannot be acquired by private treaty.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice