Tall Buildings

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you guarantee that plans for tall buildings such as the 50-storey twin towers at Victoria Station and 20 Fenchurch Street do not interrupt the view from London Panoramas as listed under the view Protection Framework?


Answer for Tall Buildings

Answer for Tall Buildings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Neither of these schemes fall within any of the protected view corridors.I manage all strategic views to ensure their protection and enhancement through policies 4B.15-17 in the London Plan; these policies will be supplemented by my forthcoming London View Management Framework SPG. The six London Panoramas incorporate protected view corridors to the landmarks of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Palace of Westminster and are subject to Directions by the Secretary of State.The 20 Fenchurch Street proposal has been called in by the Secretary of State for her determination and is therefore out of my hands. I have, however, advised the Planning Inspector that permission should not be refused.