Earls Court, the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5286
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I welcome you making clear your view that, ahead of alternative plans being progressed and determined at Earls Court, the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates should be handed back entirely to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Do you believe this message has been taken on board by everyone interested in the project?

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Answer for Earls Court, the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates
Earls Court, the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates

Earls Court, the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We inherited a totally untenable situation at Earls Court, and as I made clear in November last year, I want to see the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates handed back entirely to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham ahead of alternative plans being progressed and determined. I understand that since then Capco have suggested they would make the transfer of the estates conditional on a performance agreement and receipt of an acceptable planning permission. This is not acceptable – and my patience is wearing thin. TfL have therefore made very clear on behalf of the GLA group that progress depends on Capco transferring the estates back to LBH&F unconditionally.