How much was spent by the GLA for the planning appeal and public inquiry for the Connington Road, Lewisham, site (GLA case number: 3409b) that was held in May 2019? Unlike other similar appeals where the GLA has directed refusal, there does not appear to be a formal decision associated with this case – could you explain why that is?
The GLA was not a principal party to the inquiry and GLA officers attended to give viability evidence in support of Lewisham Council’s decision to refuse. The GLA spent £5,350 on a build costs consultant and paid £3,000 towards representation by the Council’s barrister (both figures excluding VAT). The costs were below the threshold for a formal approval and were carried out under a Delegated Authority Record.