Lenox Project Planning Obligation - Convoys Wharf

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4226
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Mayor has put in place procedures to conduct an independent study to determine the most feasible site for The Lenox Project at Convoys Wharf. Will the Mayor confirm that the planning approval for the Convoys Wharf development will include conditions binding the applicant to incorporate the project at Convoys Wharf in the most feasible location under terms that are specifically designed to facilitate the success of the project?

Answer

Answer for Lenox Project Planning Obligation - Convoys Wharf

Answer for Lenox Project Planning Obligation - Convoys Wharf

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of my provisions for The Lenox Project I have sought to secure a feasibility study to identify whether the Olympia Building or the wharf site is the most feasible location for the project.

The section 106 agreement which will accompany planning permission has been designed to ensure that the applicant will give The Lenox Project up to £125,000 of funding to develop the project and business plan. As long as the business plan is suitably robust, the applicant will be obliged to offer a lease to The Lenox Project for whichever location is found to be the most feasible.

I firmly believe that these terms will help facilitate the project.