Why I oppose the Stag Brewery plans - Sarah Olney MP

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15th Oct 2020 | Local News

MP Sarah Olney has written to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan with her objections to the revised planning application for the former Stag Brewery. 

Under the revised plans, the developer envisages expanding the development from 813 residential units to 1,250, increasing the square footage of flexible-use space and office space and raising the heights of most buildings, with ten storeys now the highest level.

By expanding the height, scale and mass of the proposed development, she believes the application breaches the National Planning Policy Framework, The London Plan and Richmond Council's Local Plan and has explained this to the mayor and his planning officers.

Sarah said: "According to the framework, planning permission should be refused if the adverse impacts of a proposed development would 'significantly and demonstrably' outweigh its benefits.

"In this instance, the harms identified clearly outweighs the benefits, so I have asked Mayor Khan to refuse this application."

Read more: Chance to comment on 1,250-home plans on former brewery

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