Eco-City (2)

MQT on 2006-11-15
Session date: 
November 15, 2006
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Times, 28th October states 'poisoned patch of wasteland', is about to blossom into Britain's first green eco-suburb. Can you please state what will be the cost of decontaminating the land and will this cost be passed on to the homebuyers?


Answer for Eco-City (2)

Answer for Eco-City (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The whole area to the north of the Albert Basin has already been remediated and drainage provided under a contract let and managed by the LDA. The money for this came from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now DCLG) and European Regional Development Funds. The cost of the remediation will therefore not be passed to homebuyers as it has been funded by a wider package of works by the public sector.The sites include those both for industrial and residential development. It is not possible to break down this cost to an individual site, as it all formed one contract, however the total cost was £9.85m.