Housing development on Barking & Dagenham College green belt land (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1929
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Barking & Dagenham College has requested planning permission to build 125 homes on green belt land immediately next to the Eastbrookend Country Park and local councillors have said that the matter is still resting with the London Mayor's office. Could the Mayor confirm that his office will turn down this application and stand by his election promise to protect the green belt?

Answer

Answer for Housing development on Barking & Dagenham College green belt land (1)

Answer for Housing development on Barking & Dagenham College green belt land (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The former Mayor made initial representations on this application in October 2015, identifying the proposed inappropriate development on Green Belt as a key concern.

If Barking and Dagenham Council resolves to approve this application, it must refer the case to me for a final decision. A Borough Committee date has yet to be fixed to determine this application. I am unable to comment on this scheme as it would prejudice my future decision making.