Battersea Power Station - affordable homes (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3012
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has your office sought or received legal advice on whether the decision of Wandsworth Council to reconsider the provision of affordable homes at the Battersea Power Station site via a Deed of Variation to the Section 106 agreement is challengeable?

Answer

Answer for Battersea Power Station - affordable homes (2)

Answer for Battersea Power Station - affordable homes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Discussions were held with lawyers about the planning process and the options open to the Greater London Authority.

My officers have also met with the Council and Battersea Power Station to discuss the details of the Deed of Variation and the revised section 106 agreement, despite the lack of any formal powers for me to intervene.

I am clear that all possible steps must be taken to allow future review mechanisms to at least recoup the original level of 15 per cent affordable housing, and potentially to increase it further above this level. The GLA will be monitoring progress on this matter to ensure reviews are carried out robustly.