The GLA have approved the Blenheim planning application in principle, and have stated that it does not need to be referred to the Mayor under the Town and Country Planning Act.

The original documents can be viewed here: GLA Approval Documents

Here’s the text of the letter send to Bromley on 9 March 2023:

Agnieszka Nowak-John Our ref: 2023/0077/S1
London Borough of Bromley Your ref: 23/00178/FULL1
By Email Date: 9 March 2023
Dear Agnieszka Nowak-John
Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended); Greater London Authority Acts 1999 and 2007; Town & Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2008
Blenheim Shopping Centre, High Street, Penge, London
Local Planning Authority reference: 23/00178/FULL1

I refer to the copy of the above planning application, which was received from you on 2 February 2023. On 9 March 2023, Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, acting under delegated authority, considered a report on this proposal, reference 2023/0077/S1. A copy of the report is attached, in full. This letter comprises the statement that the Mayor is required to provide under Article 4(2) of the Order.

The Deputy Mayor considers that the application complies with the London Plan for the reasons set out in paragraph 109 of the above-mentioned report; and, pursuant to Article 5(2) of the Order, the Mayor does not need to be consulted again. Your Council may therefore proceed to determine the application without further referral to the Mayor.

If your Council subsequently resolves to make a draft decision on the application, it must consult the Mayor again under Article 5 of the Order and allow him fourteen days to decide whether to allow the draft decision to proceed unchanged; or direct the Council under Article 6 to refuse the application; or issue a direction under Article 7 that he is to act as the local planning authority for the purpose of determining the application and any connected application. You should therefore send the Mayor a copy of any representations made in respect of the application, and a copy of any officer’s report, together with a statement of the decision your authority proposes to make, and (if it proposed to grant permission) a statement of any conditions the authority proposes to impose and a draft of any planning obligation it proposes to enter into and details of any proposed planning contribution.

Please note that the Transport for London case officer for this application is Tom Davies, email

Yours sincerely

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *