Significance of Welsh Harp

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1683
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree that Welsh Harp, a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' (SSSI) should be safeguarded to give it protection from obliteration due to pressure from development? Do you agree that London Plan should provide due protection to such sites of high ecological strategic significance?

Answer

Answer for Significance of Welsh Harp

Answer for Significance of Welsh Harp

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The protection given to designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest is set out clearly in the relevant legislation and in Policy 7.19 of the London Plan. Your particular question relates to a planning application to which I will have to give further consideration, and on which it would be inappropriate for me to comment.