West Ham [1]

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


West Ham's former ground at Upton Park is being redeveloped; what public benefit is expected to accrue from this, in light of the agreement for West Ham to occupy the Olympic stadium on such beneficial terms as they secured form the former Mayor?


Answer for West Ham [1]

Answer for West Ham [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Newham granted planning permission for the redevelopment of West Ham United's former ground on the 13 July 2016 and approved a mixed-use scheme that included 842 new homes. The associated section 106 planning agreement required 25% of these homes to be affordable if no public subsidy was available and 35% of them to be affordable if public subsidy was available. The former Mayor considered this application on its own merits at Stage 2 on the 28 April 2016 and concluded that this approach complied with the London Plan's affordable housing policy requirements and there is no connection between the concession agreement with West Ham United for use of the London Stadium and its subsequent sale of Upton Park.