Green Dale - protecting open spaces

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2996
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How do you respond to plans to build a new football stadium on part of Green Dale open space in East Dulwich, set to be designated by Southwark Council as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation? Will you reconfirm your opposition to building on Green Belt land in London?

Answer

Answer for Green Dale - protecting open spaces

Answer for Green Dale - protecting open spaces

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Green Dale Playing Fields is designated by LB Southwark as Metropolitan Open Land (MOL). I considered the proposed reuse of part of the MOL for the provision of a new football pitch in accordance with London Plan Policy 7.17. This allows the development of MOL for acceptable uses, such as open air sport and recreation, where they maintain the openness of MOL.