No call-in for Earls Court

Earls COurt villageCapital & Counties’ £8bn Earls Court regeneration project has cleared another hurdle, with the news that the Secretary of State has decided not to call in the outline planning application.

The application by EC Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties PLC, is based on Sir Terry Farrell’s masterplan, allowing for 5,845 new homes in Hammersmith & Fulham, new shops, offices, leisure facilities, public open space, a new school, new transport links, healthcare centre and community centre.

The decision by the Secretary of State follows on from the Mayor of London’s approval for outline planning consent in July.

The redevelopment of Earls Court will also provide new homes for people living on West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates, which is part of the 77-acre site, with the first residents expected to move into new homes by 2018. Overall 7,583 homes are planned.

Cllr Nicholas Botterill, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, said: “This is fantastic news, ushering in a new generation of opportunity and prosperity for West London.”

Gary Yardley, Investment Director at Capital & Counties Properties PLC, the parent company of EC Properties LP, said: “This is a significant milestone in the delivery of our vision for Earls Court. The Masterplan will create a remarkable new district for London, with vitally needed new homes and jobs. Over the coming months, we will look forward to continuing the excellent progress we are making in implementing this ambitious and bold scheme.”

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