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Mayor blocks planning approval citing concerns

Wed 29th June 2016, 4:37 pm

A clear message to developers was sent by Mayor Sadiq Khan as he refused a major planning application, citing environmental and affordable housing concerns.

The application covered the construction of a three-storey football stadium for the Crayford Wanderers and two blocks of flats in Bromley.

Bromley Council approved the scheme, but the mayor overturned the decision, saying the development would cause significant harm to the green belt and raising concerns about the lack of affordable homes.

Khan said: "I am determined to oppose building on the green belt, which is now even more important than when it was created.

“Working with my planning team, I will continue to use my full range of planning powers to further strengthen protections for open and green spaces in the London Plan and ensure we are making the most of brownfield sites across the city, including the vast swathes of public land which are ripe for building homes for Londoners.”

The Greater London Authority will attend the next Sitematch London event on 8 February 2017. 

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