London Plan snags Farrell’s Earls Court vision
Terry Farrell and Partners’ masterplan for the redevelopment of the Earls Court in west London has been sent back to the drawing board after failing to meet the London Plan
The report also set out a range of ‘possible remedies’ for the £8 billion Capital & Counties Properties-backed project.
A spokesman for the developer EC Properties said the GLA comments would be used to revise the masterplan.
They said: ‘The GLA Report, as is usual for a Stage 1 report, identifies areas they would like us to look at again. We are happy to do so.
‘We are shortly submitting revisions to the masterplan as is normal for an application of this size, and these revisions will take the comments of the GLA into account. They will be consulted on in the new year.’
Submitted for planning in June, the scheme replaces two exhibition centres at Earls Court and two nearby housing estates.
Local resident and campaigner Jonathan Rosenberg said: ‘We welcome the fact they have identified it doesn’t conform with the London Plan. That’s clearly a very good outcome for us.’
Rosenberg’s campaign group is attempting to challenge an agreement between local authority Hammersmith and Fulham and the developer relating to the sale of the two housing estates.
Under the regeneration plans residents of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates would be re-housed at a nearby development on Seagrave Road.