Meanwhile use at Earls Court

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Reference: 
2019/8876
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Transport for London (TfL) owns some of the land at the Earls Court site, including the area around Lillie Bridge Depot and a part-share in the Earls Court Partnership, which owns the land where Exhibition Centres 1 and 2 once stood. Will you and TfL support meanwhile use for these areas to boost local footfall?

Answer

Meanwhile use at Earls Court

Meanwhile use at Earls Court

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Earls Court Partnership Limited (ECPL) has opened a pop-up high street on Lillie Road. The high street now includes restaurants and shops providing amenity for the local community.   While I support meanwhile uses on the site, there is an urgent need for more genuinely affordable housing in London. It is completely unacceptable that the majority of the site remains unoccupied when there is the opportunity to quickly bring forward thousands of homes including high levels of genuinely affordable homes.