Kensington Forum Hotel public hearing

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

In this instance, the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, took over the application for the redevelopment of Kensington Forum Hotel. 

Background to the public hearing

On 24 October 2018 Kensington & Chelsea advised the Mayor that it was minded to refuse permission for the redevelopment proposals for Kensington Forum Hotel.  

On 5 November 2018, having considered a report on the case, the Mayor notified Kensington & Chelsea that he would act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the planning applications (under article 7 of the Mayor of London Order and the powers conferred by Section 2A of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act). 

The local authority for this case is PP/18/03461. The GLA reference is 4266.

GLA documents

The Mayor's initial stage 1 and stage 2 reports and decision letters can be downloaded here

How to comment on the application

If you wish to make any further representations on this application you can email [email protected]. You can make representations up until the hearing. 

Original planning documents

If you wish to view the original planning documents, you can view them on the councils website