River Thames

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the Mayor's response to the decision to uphold the Secretary of State's ruling to permit the 'twin towers' development in Lots Road beside the River Thames? Does the Mayor consider that appropriate weight was given to his Blue Ribbon Network policies?


Answer for River Thames

Answer for River Thames

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My response is one of great satisfaction. The development will bring huge benefits to London in terms of the supply of homes (including affordable homes), the implementation of the Thames Path, the restoration of an historic power station, the ecology of the Thames and its inlets, the quality of design of Thames-side buildings, and the application of urban renaissance principles generally.I fully considered my Blue Ribbon policies when deciding not to direct refusal, as did the Inspector and Secretary of State when determining the appeal.