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Kensington & Chelsea clears £8bn Earls Court redevelopment

21 Nov 12 A planning application that opens the way for the £8bn redevelopment of the Earls Court site has been approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea's major planning development committee.

The decision gives outline planning permission to Capital & Counties Properties for the redevelopment of the part of the site within the borough, which includes the Earls Court 1 Exhibition Centre.

The overall Earls Court plan, drawn up by architect Sir Terry Farrell, will see the exhibition centre knocked down and the creation of a new urban quarter spanning the two boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. It is expected ultimately to provide 7,500 of new homes as well as shops, offices and community facilities.

Neighbouring Hammersmith & Fulham Council is seeking to regenerate the West Kensington & Gibbs Green Housing Estates, and Transport for London is looking at options for its Lillie Bridge Rail Depot making the area a site of immense potential.

Capital & Counties chief Executive Ian Hawksworth said: “We are delighted that the Earls Court Masterplan has now been approved by both RBKC and LHBF. The project has real momentum and we look forward to working with the local authorities to deliver Sir Terry’s vision for a new urban quarter in this exciting part of London.”

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