MD1486 Direction to LFEPA to dispose of the former fire station site at Southwark to Hadston

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1486
Date signed: 
27 March 2015
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

The Mayor is committed to supporting new school developments in London by identifying sites and targeting areas of local need. The Southwark former fire station site would be ideal for the establishment of a new secondary school and, in order to facilitate this, the Mayor is issuing a direction to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) so that it disposes of the Southwark fire station site to Hadston, a developer who is committed to building a new secondary school on the site. In order to provide reassurance to LFEPA, a letter of comfort will be provided to it by the Mayor confirming that he will increase LFEPA’s funding if legal proceedings are issued as a result of the direction.

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