Fettering Discretion in the Planning Process

MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Does your statement that you will only support plans to redevelop the Southbank Centre if the skate park is "retained in its current position" mean that you have fettered your discretion to determine this application? If so, who will determine the application?


Answer for Fettering Discretion in the Planning Process

Answer for Fettering Discretion in the Planning Process

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in my letter and report, which you can view via the link below, I have provided a statement to Lambeth Council on whether the planning application accords with the London Plan.  As set out in paragraph 66 of the report, there is no obligation for me to indicate my intentions regarding a possible direction, and no such decision should be inferred from my statement and comments regarding my eventual decision at Stage 2 after the Council has made its resolution.