An outline planning application (14/01605/OUT) for the regeneration of Silvertown Quays for mixed use purposes on a 27.4 ha site, was approved by the London Borough of Newham on 21 April 2015 subject to referral to the Mayor of London, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (as then known) and the Secretary of State for Transport.
The application was referred to the Greater London Authority under the Mayor of London Order 2008 as a stage 2 referral on 9 December 2015. The GLA decision, issued 22 December 2015, was that it was content to allow Newham to determine the case.
The application was subsequently referred to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by the Council under the Town & Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2009. The referral was made as the retail leisure and office uses were outside the town centre.
The London Borough of Newham issued the formal decision notice, granting planning consent, on 19 August 2016.
The Department has no record of further involvement by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.