Mount Pleasant scheme 6

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How do you propose to avoid a conflict of  interest when making you decision  on the Mount Pleasant planning application between the interests of local people affected by the environmental impacts of your decision and the need for affordable housing on the one hand and your interest in the value of the Clerkenwell Fire Station site on the other?


Answer for Mount Pleasant scheme 6

Answer for Mount Pleasant scheme 6

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not see that there is any conflict of interest. My role in the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office scheme is as the local planning authority and requires me to assess the applications against the London Plan and local policies.

The value of the Clerkenwell Fire Station is not connected to these planning applications and will not form part of my consideration of the planning merits of the redevelopment of Mount Pleasant.