Statement on Elephant and Castle shopping centre

18 January 2018

Cllr Mark Williams, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and New Homes, said: “We respect the vote of the Planning Committee not to approve the application on Tuesday. We understand the strong feelings of many local people, particularly regarding affordable housing and business space, as these are priorities that the council shares. We remain committed to finding a solution for a new shopping centre and home for UAL’s London College of Communication that works for everyone."

The motion to approve the planning application was voted against by the committee (4 to 3 with one abstention). However, during discussions the detailed reasons for refusal weren’t formalised and it was suggested that the meeting be adjourned so that a more detailed draft of reasons for refusal can be drawn up. The committee is scheduled to meet again on 30 January where they will discuss what the formal decision is and vote again. The final resolution is also dependent on, for example, any extra conditions that could be placed on the application, or any amends the applicant might offer to make before the final vote.

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