Tall buildings 2

MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many applications for buildings more than 20 storeys tall have you directed refusal for at Stage II since you came to office in 2008?


Answer for Tall buildings 2

Answer for Tall buildings 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since 2008 I have directed refusal of two tall building applications referred to me - at Queens Market in Canning Town and Pier Road in the Royal Docks.

However, I should point out that through the effective operation of my planning team's pre- application system, the majority of poorly designed tall building proposals are weeded out at an early stage, and poor designs that are submitted are usually greatly enhanced through negotiation, obviating the need to refuse schemes.