Crystal Palace (3)

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


Do you support the current extent of Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) and its protection from development having an adverse impact on the openness of MOL and will you outline what very special circumstances would allow for this to be overruled?


Answer for Crystal Palace (3)

Answer for Crystal Palace (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current extent of Metropolitan Open Land at Crystal Palace was established by a planning inspector following the last Unitary Development Plan Inquiry in 2003 and benefits from protection, equivalent to Green Belt, as set out in my London Plan. Any proposals for inappropriate development should not be approved except in very special circumstances. By definition such circumstances would be unique to the proposal put forward in each case and therefore cannot be identified in advance.