Sadiq Khan to review decision on 20-storey tower in Brixton

The Mayor of London will be reviewing his decision to approve the construction of a controversial 20-storey tower in Brixton.

In a letter that was sent to Lambeth Council last week, the Greater London Authority wrote that Sadiq Khan would be reconsidering his initial approval for Taylor Tower after a review of the information provided.

The campaign group Save Nour shared the announcement on their social media, highlighting that Khan was allegedly not presented with all the information needed for the application.

Hiba Ahmed, a campaigner for Save Nour, said: “It’s fantastic news!”

She added that the group welcomed the news after a series of objections had been made to the initial plans, but that they were overlooked.

The application for Taylor Tower was submitted by Hondo Enterprises, headed up by Texan multi-millionaire Taylor McWilliams.

Ahmed said that when the objections to the planning applications were dismissed, there was a feeling amongst the community that their voices weren’t being heard.

She explained: “The committee made it seem that all the objections were just emotional, and were not interested in them at all.”

The #FightTheTower petition garnered 3,922 signatures at the time of writing.

Ahmed added that Save Nour would like to see more investment into local community projects for children and protecting local heritage spaces.

Save Nour hopes that going forward there will be more consultation on future plans, as well as more clarity between the council and community.

The new decision is set to be announced within the next week and a half.

Save Nour are set to hold a ‘Comms Storm’ tomorrow at midday – an event that will allow members of the Brixton community to share their concerns with Khan on various social media platforms.

You can read more about the tower and opposition to its planning permission here.

Featured images creditLambeth Council Planning Applications Committee

Related Articles