Bad news for Earls Court

Today the Transport for London Board approved a joint venture with private developer Capco to demolish and redevelop the Earls Court Opportunity Area.

The decision comes as a blow to Londoners and local residents who had hoped TfL would delay its decision until many of the unresolved issues surrounding the redevelopment were addressed. I joined a cross-party group of my colleagues on the London Assembly yesterday and sent a letter to the Board requesting that the decision be deferred.

Unfortunately, TfL decided to ignore these concerns and plow through with the joint venture.


I have been campaigning against the controversial £8 billion redevelopment which will see the demolition of Earls Court and the destruction of the nearby communities of West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates, to be replaced by 7,600 primarily luxury flats in Canary Wharf-style skyscrapers.


About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor of London. London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and GLA Labour Spokesperson for Planning. NPF Member.
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2 Responses to Bad news for Earls Court

  1. Anon says:

    It is a terrible decision to go ahead with the demolishion of the Earls Court Exhibition Centres. All along people like me have been keen to get involved. It has been rightly described as a senseless idea that would scar the capital forever. Only the developers would gain from it. It would add to the problems of traffic congestion and pollution already in the area. Even people who were to buy new homes there would suffer because of these problems. But all these issues seem to be ignored. I personally think that if this does go ahead, then Boris Johnson is not fit to be Mayor Of London. The whole idea has not even been thought through properly and serious issues have been ignored.

  2. Pingback: Earls Court: Bad for London, but also for TfL? | Nicky Gavron AM

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