City Forum 250 City Road public hearing

In his role of making strategic planning decisions for London, the Mayor may occasionally take over an application, therefore becoming the local planning authority. He must then hold a public hearing before deciding whether or not to grant planning permission.

In this instance, the Mayor took over the application for the redevelopment of City Forum 250 City Road.

Background to the public hearing

On 15 November 2013 Islington Council advised the Mayor that it was minded to refuse planning permission for the redevelopment proposals at City Forum, 250 City Road Islington EC1V 2PU.

On 12 December 2013, having considered a report on the case [link to reference D&P/2234a/02], the Mayor notified Islington Council that he would act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the planning application (under article 7 of the [link] Mayor of London Order and the powers conferred by Section 2A of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act).  

The Local Planning Authority reference assigned to the application is P/2013/1089/FUL. The GLA reference is D&P 2234a.

GLA documents

The Mayor’s initial Stage I report, together with the Stage II report and the Mayor’s decision letters are available below.

  • City Forum Stage II report D&P/2234a/02 pdf
  • City Forum Stage II decision letter pdf
  • City Forum Stage I report D&P/2234a/01 pdf
  • City Forum Stage I decision letter pdf

Representation hearing

The Mayor attended a site visit and a representation hearing was held at City Hall on 1 April 2014. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Mayor resolved to grant planning permission subject to completion of a Section 106 legal agreement.

The documents associated with the representation hearing are available to download below.

City Forum Representation Hearing Agenda pdf

City Forum Stage III report D&P/2234a/03 pdf

City Forum Stage III Report Addendum pdf

You can view the transcript from the hearing below:

Hearing transcript 01-04-14.pdf

A draft version of the Section 106 Agreement can be found below (final agreement can be found below under final decision).

City Forum Draft Section 106 agreement.pdf

Final decision

Following the hearing and further consultation with the applicant and the borough, the Section 106 Agreement has now been completed and the final decision notice issued:


Planning application documents

If you wish to view the original planning application documents, please refer to the borough’s planning page:

Islington - Planning Application - P/2013/1089/FUL

Please note all representations received by the boroughs have been sent to the Mayor. 

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