Jubilee Gardens

MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Mayor will know that Jubilee Gardens is designated Metropolitan Open Land and therefore protected in the Lambeth Development Plan. Can he envisage any circumstances in which he would allow development on this much loved green park?


Answer for Jubilee Gardens

Answer for Jubilee Gardens

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Putting open spaces at the heart of London’s environment is one of my top manifesto commitments.  Our open spaces are irreplaceable assets, and become ever more important as the population increases.  Higher densities will not be tolerable without breathing space.  North Lambeth is one such area where this will be particularly true.  I regard Jubilee Gardens as one of London’s most important open spaces and cannot foresee any circumstances in which I would allow it to be built on