High-Level Viewing Platforms

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2237
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree with me that the provision of a high-level viewing platform, with wide but secure visitor access, at a tall building in London, such as at Canary Wharf, could, like the Empire State Building or Eiffel Tower become a highly popular visitor attraction. Should a developer be encouraged to build such an attraction in one of London's tall buildings?

Answer

Answer for High-Level Viewing Platforms

Answer for High-Level Viewing Platforms

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. In policy 4B.8 of my London Plan I state that in considering applications for tall buildings, I will 'take into account the potential benefit of public access to the upper floors and may require such access.'