The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) has adopted a new planning policy document, bringing the redevelopment of Earls Court Exhibition Centre a step nearer.
The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) supports the policy basis for Sir Terry Farrell’s Earls Court masterplan, likely to be decided on by councillors later this year.
Farrell’s scheme proposes a 7,500 home development, and the demolition of the exhibition venue, on behalf of site owners Capital and Counties (CapCo).
It is understood the SPD, which covers the Earls Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area, and was subject to public consultation with residents, will be considered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RKBC) shortly.
In a statement from CapCo, the firm anticipated the Mayor of London will subsequently publish the document as Supplementary Planning Guidance for the capital. This will form the framework on any council planning decisions on the site, anticipated to be later this year.
“We are pleased the SPD has been adopted by LBHF. This augments the sound planning policy basis for the consideration of the masterplan planning application,” said CapCo investment director Gary Yardley.
The first step in the Earls Court development was achieved when plans to redevelop the Seagrave Road car park site in Earls Court were approved last month by Hammersmith and Fulham.
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