Crossrail depots and the green belt

MQT on 2004-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2004
Question By: 
Noel Lynch
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given objective 1 of the London Plan (to accommodate London's growth within its boundaries without encroaching on open spaces), are you concerned that Crossrail has identified green belt land at Harold Park in Havering (immediately adjacent to a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation) as a front-running option for the location of a large depot?



Answer for Crossrail depots and the green belt

Answer for Crossrail depots and the green belt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I can confirm that on Tuesday 24 February, Crossrail came to a decision on their proposed depot location, which will be the site at Romford and not the green belt site at Maylands Field. This is consistent with my position on seeking to protect green belt sites such as Maylands Field. The Crossrail team will now be discussing the details of this site with local representatives. .