The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have approved Capco’s planning application for a new public square of 0.4 acres, a new residential apartment building, new townhouses, and three retail units.
These proposals, which now have detailed consent, are, say Capco, an important step towards delivering the Earls Court masterplan. The overall masterplan contains over 30 acres of publicly accessible open space and the new West Brompton public square will, they say, be one of the most important new squares in the development, a gateway both to the Lost River Park and the 7,500 new homes, shops, offices and leisure facilities in the masterplan.
Gary Yardley, Managing Director, Earls Court and Chief Investment Officer of Capco commented: “We are delighted that our proposals to create one of the most attractive and exciting new public squares for London have been approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Our plans for Earls Court will deliver a vibrant new part of London, which create a new network of parks and open spaces, and also deliver over 7,500 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and an investment of over £450 million in local community benefits.”