Paddington Quarter & St Mary's Hospital

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3717
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor outline what steps he is taking to allay the concerns of the London Ambulance Service, NHS England (London), NHS Improvement and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust that the current access arrangements for the Paddington Quarter development will have an adverse effect on emergency access to St Mary's Hospital, and will he commit to me to review the plans to ensure that vital time is not lost?

Answer

Answer for Paddington Quarter & St Mary's Hospital

Answer for Paddington Quarter & St Mary's Hospital

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The proposed access arrangements have been subject to an independent Road Safety Audit as part of the planning application process. In making my decision on the Paddington Quarter development application, I was advised by TfL that in their assessment and that of Westminster City Council (WCC) - who are both the planning and highway authority - the proposed access arrangements are safe. 

I asked TfL to see if anything further could be done in relation to the concerns raised by the NHS Trust and the London Ambulance Service (LAS). Additional changes were subsequently made to the access road. A formal group was also established with participation by the Trust and LAS alongside the developer, WCC and TfL, regarding the implementation of the wider transport proposals for the development. The developer has also undertaken in the s106 agreement to construct an alternative route preferred by the Trust and included in the development scheme for the hospital. TfL negotiated an extended period for this to provide more time for the Trust to take up this option and deliver their intended programme of works.

As planning permission has been granted for the development, it is for WCC as the highway and planning authority to consider whether any further review is necessary and, if so, take this forward.