Sadiq Khan rejects football stadium plans to protect Bromley’s green space
PUBLISHED: 11:41 22 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:41 22 June 2016
A block of flats was also part of the planning application
Plans to build a football stadium and two blocks of flats in Chiselhurst have been rejected by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
After pledging to protect green spaces in the capital, Mr Khan rejected the plans to build the three-storey stadium and four-storey flats on Green Belt land.
The plans had been approved by Bromley Council, but an assessment from the mayor decided plans for Flamingo Park Club, just off the Sidcup by-pass, would cause “significant harm to an area of much need open green space”.
Mr Khan, who was elected in May, said: “I am determined to oppose building on the Green Belt, which is now even more important than when it was created.
“Working with my planning team, I will continue to use my full range of planning powers to further strengthen protections for open and green spaces in the Lonodn plan and ensure we are making the most brownfield sites across the city.
The mayor also expressed concerns that the application included no affordable housing.
He said: “I want to work with developers to build the homes London so desperately needs and I will be the first Mayor to use my planning powers to much greater effect, supporting boroughs rather than hindering them, and getting a firm grip on the housing crisis.”