Mayor of London blocks Bromley development over green belt concerns

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan blocked a new development in Chislehurst on the basis that it would encroach on green space in the city.

Khan rejected plans for a three-storey football stadium for Cray Wanderers Football Club and two four-storey blocks of 28 flats, previously approved by Bromley Council.

After carrying out a detailed assessment, the Mayor had decided the plans would cause significant harm to an area of much needed open green space and was also concerned the application at Flamingo Park Club included no affordable housing.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

“I am determined to oppose building on the Green Belt, which is now even more important than when it was created.

“Working with my planning team, I will continue to use my full range of planning powers to further strengthen protections for open and green spaces in the London Plan and ensure we are making the most of brownfield sites across the city, including the vast swathes of public land which are ripe for building homes for Londoners.”

Flamingo Park is a significant recreational space within the Green Belt but outside the Chislehurst Conservation Area.