Direction to refuse applications

The Mayor can direct the London Boroughs to refuse planning applications. The power to direct refusal is set out in article six of the Mayor of London Order (2008). The order provides details on how this power can be put into practice. 

Below you can find details of the applications where the Mayor used this power. 

More information on the Mayor's power for planning applications can be found by clicking on the below link. 

What powers does the Mayor have for planning applications?

If you wish to see a list of applications that the previous Mayor, Boris Johnson, directed refusal on please click on the below link. 

Direction to refuse applications pre-2016

All applications where the current Mayor has directed refusal can be found below. 

Conington Road

The Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills directed Lewisham to refuse an application for Former Tesco Car Park, 209 Conington Road on 4 March 2019.

Read the documents relation to this refusal

191 Old Marylebone Road

The Mayor directed Westminster to refuse an application for 191 Old Marylebone Road, Paddington on 1 October 2018. 

Read the documents relating to this refusal

Berkeley Hotel

The Mayor directed Westminster to refuse an application for Berkeley Hotel, 40 Wilton Place and 33-39 Knightsbridge on 14 May 2018. 

Read the documents relating to this refusal

Harrow School

The Mayor directed Harrow to refuse an application for Harrow School Sports and Science Buildings, Harrow on the Hill on 29 January 2018. 

Read the documents relating to this refusal

Grahame Park Estate: Plots 10,11 and 12

The Mayor directed Barnet Council to refuse an application for Grahame Park Estate: Plots 10, 11 and 12 on 18 December 2017. 

Read the document relating to this refusal:

Stage 2 letter and report

New Scotland Yard, 8-10 Broadway

The Mayor directed Westminster City Council to refuse an application for New Scotland Yard, 8-10 Broadway on 4 September 2017. 

Read the document relating to this refusal:

Howbury Park

The Mayor directed Bexley to refuse an application for Howbury Park on 17 July 2017. 

Read the documents relating to this refusal.

 

Hasmonean High School

The Mayor directed Barnet to refuse an application for Hasmonean High School on 17 July 2017. 

Read the documents relating to this refusal.

Flamingo Park

The Mayor directed Bromley to refuse an application for Flamingo Park, Chislehurst on 15 June 2016. 

Read the documents relating to this refusal: