Battersea Power Station Affordable Housing Re-negotiation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2874
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor wish to see the GLA have the power of a statutory party to affordable housing re-negotiations between developers and local authorities on London's major regeneration schemes?

Answer

Answer for Battersea Power Station Affordable Housing Re-negotiation

Answer for Battersea Power Station Affordable Housing Re-negotiation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have no statutory role in the re-negotiation of legal agreements secured as part of a planning permission, unless I am a formal signatory to the original agreements.

Whilst it is unnecessary and inappropriate for me to be a signatory to every legal agreement within London, I should have a strong role in any re-negotiation when this relates to affordable housing on strategic applications and be fully consulted on any such proposed amendments.

I am seeking such powers from the Government. In the interim, I will be writing to each local planning authority with a view to being fully consulted on any such proposed amendments to strategic applications.