Colombus Tower 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3412
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you have accepted the application for Colombus Tower had the developers not offered a contribution towards Crossrail?

Answer

Answer for Colombus Tower 2

Answer for Colombus Tower 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Had the applicant not offered a contribution towards Crossrail the development would not have complied with existing London Plan policy, draft alteration London Plan policy or the draft Crossrail SPG. The application would not in these circumstances have meet the policy tests as there would not have been a sound reason to take it over. Indeed, had Tower Hamlets Council resolved to approve such an application I would in all likelihood have directed refusal, as I have on other schemes where a required Crossrail contribution was not made.