Building on Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3635
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many planning applications have you approved on Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land since you came to office? Please include details of the month and year of approval, and how many of these applications were for schools.

Answer

Answer for Building on Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land

Answer for Building on Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since I became Mayor I have considered a total of thirteen planning applications at stage 2 where development has been proposed on either Green Belt or MOL.

Three cases involved development on undeveloped Green Belt/MOL, and I therefore directed that the local planning authority should refuse planning permission

10 have been proposed on previously developed land and have been kept within or close to the existing built footprint, or had appropriate mitigation. In all those cases, the applications have been recommended for approval by the local planning authority, and I have been content to allow the local planning authority to determine the case itself, subject to any intervention by the Secretary of State.

Refused by Mayor

Site name

Use

LPA

Stage 2

Stage 1

Flamingo Park

Football stadium + enabling resi

Bromley

15/06/2017

25/02/2016

Howbury Park

Strategic Rail Freight Interchange

Bexley

17/07/2017

06/06/2016

Hasmonean High School

Faith School

Barnet

17/07/2017

09/01/2017

Content to allow the local planning authority to determine the case itself

Site name

Use

LPA

Stage 2

Stage 1

The Nurseries, Clamp Hill

replacement horticultural use, plus education uses

Harrow

18/07/2016

12/04/2016

Mayfield Primary School

education use

Ealing

16/11/2016

18/07/2016

Abbey Wood & Thamesmead

estate regen on partial MOL

Bexley

21/11/2016

02/08/2016

Conquest Club

replacement sports facilities

Hounslow

05/12/2016

10/10/2016

Marjory Kinnon School

education use

Hounslow

12/12/2016

12/04/2016

Queen Mary's Hospital

care home

Bexley

27/02/2017

12/09/2016

Keston Centre

nursery/community use

Haringey

06/03/2017

19/12/2016

101 Byng Road

children's hospice

Barnet

06/03/2017

10/10/2016

The Arena - Stockley Park

hotel within business park

Hillingdon

20/03/2017

27/06/2016

Allianz Park - Copthall Stadium

replacement sports facilities

Barnet

05/06/2017

03/04/2017