Silvertown Quays: Regeneration

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th September 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has any role in oversight or approval of the regeneration of Silvertown Quays; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

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 Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government decided not to call in the application and a decision of non-intervention was issued on 28 January 2016.

In a letter dated 25 February 2016, the Department for Transport offered no objection to the footbridge development in the public safety zone relating to London City Airport.

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.

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