A called-in inquiry opens today into the redevelopment of 8 Albert Embankment to provide 443 residential units, along with more than 25,000sq.m of non-residential floorspace (GIA) within buildings of up to 26 storeys in height. The development includes a new fire station, a new London Fire Brigade museum, a ten storey hotel with up to 200 bedrooms and a flexible retail/lobby space and a rooftop restaurant with ancillary bar.
The Application was the subject of a ‘resolution to grant’ by Lambeth Council at its Planning Applications Committee meeting but the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government decided to call-in the Application using his powers under section 77 of the Town and Country Act 1990.
The Inquiry is being conducted remotely and can be followed via YouTube.
Rupert Warren QC acts for the Appellant, U And I (8AE) Limited and The London Fire Commissioner.
Matthew Reed QC acts for the Local Planning Authority, Lambeth.