Crystal Palace (2)

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you provide your recommendations on how the 'duty to cooperate' (under the Localism Act) should be enacted by Bromley Council and the Developers to create a cohesive and strategic cross boarder consultation approach for the plans to redevelop Crystal Palace Park?


Answer for Crystal Palace (2)

Answer for Crystal Palace (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 'duty to cooperate' requirement set out in the Localism Act relates to the preparation of development plan documents rather than individual planning applications and does not apply to developers. However, I would expect the developer to engage proactively with adjoining councils and communities in preparing its proposals. Similarly I would expect Bromley Council to consult adjoining councils and communities on any subsequent application. This dialogue has already begun with meetings to discuss the proposals between the five boroughs at both officer and political level.