Old Tidemill School development

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4949
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Local residents have raised concerns about a planning application at Old Tidemill School Garden, which will reduce public green spaces and social housing.  They have asked that you review the planning application.  Are you willing to do so?

Answer

Answer for Old Tidemill School development

Answer for Old Tidemill School development

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The planning application at Old Tidemill School has yet to be formally referred to me, following Lewisham's Planning Committee resolution to approve in September. My planning officers are currently proactively engaged with the Council and the applicant to address outstanding strategic issues; however in order not to fetter my statutory decision making powers, I cannot comment on the details of the case at this stage.

As part of my formal consideration of the case, I will consider all representations made by local residents, as well as a planning assessment by my officers addressing all the strategic planning issues, including the impact of the scheme on green spaces and affordable housing.