Fettering Discretion in the Planning Process

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0146
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

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

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.

https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/planning/strategic-planning-applications/mayors-planning-decisions/southbank-centre