Reviewing the Earl's Court Masterplan

MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you carry out your promised review of the Earl's Court Masterplan as a matter of urgency given the serious public health concerns expressed by local residents and the threat of demolition facing the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates and the Lillie Bridge depot?


Answer for Reviewing the Earl's Court Masterplan

Answer for Reviewing the Earl's Court Masterplan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The planning application for the Earls Court Masterplan was submitted in October 2011, and approved by Kensington & Chelsea Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council in 2013. Both applications were referred to the previous Mayor, who concluded that he was content with the decisions.

Subsequently, Hammersmith & Fulham Council adopted its Development Management Local Plan and decided to re-determine the application, again resolving to grant consent and again referring the application back to the previous Mayor.  In September 2013, the previous Mayor again concluded he was content with the decision. The existing Masterplan therefore has a consent that cannot be revoked.

However, any revision to the Masterplan, or other planning applications associated with the Masterplan, will be required to be referred to me at which point I will review its content as part of my statutory planning function.