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.