Earls Court will be the subject of debate this afternoon in the Commons. The controversial £8 billion redevelopment, which will see the demolition of the iconic Exhibition Centres and the nearby West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates, will be debated by MPs in an adjournment debate in the name of Andy Slaughter MP.
Government ignored local residents’ and industry experts’ concerns this past summer when it allowed the Mayor’s approval to stand, but the debate will highlight that the fight to Save Earls Court is not yet over.
The debate comes ahead of a meeting of TfL’s Financial and Policy Committee on Thursday. Committee members will review the proposed joint venture with CapCo to redevelop the Earls Court Opportunity Area, with a view to whether the TfL board should move ahead with such a proposal.