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Development briefs for GLA land in the Royal Docks area of LB Newham as defined requirements at point of land sales and then as modified by current/concluded negotiations

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Dear Greater London Authority,

Our community organisation based in the Royal Docks is interested in finding out what conditions the GLA has placed on the sale of public lands owned by the GLA in this area: Specifically what development briefs were set as a sale condition and what benefits were sought to ensure an integation of new and existing communities, new public open space and community infrastructure, and long term income from retained leasehold and sales is set aside for the maintenance of the same in line with the stated aspiration to create a new 'Great Estate' with ongoing stewardship responsiblities.
Please note that we have sought such information previously from the Royal Docks Team currently overseeing the regeneration of the area but it has not been provided.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Peake

Greater London Authority

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    Subject: Freedom of Information request - Development briefs for GLA
land in the Royal Docks area of LB Newham as defined requirements at point
of land sales and then as modified by current/concluded negotiations

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Dear Tim

Please refer to the email I sent through on 31st December.

thanks
Paul

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Dear Greater London Authority,

Our community organisation based in the Royal Docks is interested in
finding out what conditions the GLA has placed on the sale of public lands
owned by the GLA in this area: Specifically what development briefs were
set as a sale condition and what benefits were sought to ensure an
integation of new and existing communities, new public open space and
community infrastructure, and long term income from retained leasehold and
sales is set aside for the maintenance of the same in line with the stated
aspiration to create a new 'Great Estate' with ongoing stewardship
responsiblities.
Please note that we have sought such information previously from the Royal
Docks Team currently overseeing the regeneration of the area but it has
not been provided.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Peake

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Dear Mayor of London,

Please see my response of 10.1.2020 to the partial information received in 31.12.2019:

'Hi Paul,

Interesting background information on site disposal decisions and initial marketing overview. Thanks.

Your response does not though answer my request to provide the site specific development breifs as a requirement of the sale and subsequently as conditions of an accepted offer by the developer. May be there were no conditions other than compliance with the Local and London plan?

If so that would be good to understand as this positions the GLA or LDA as just marketing very large public assets with no fixed sale requirements to provide defined public good other than a developer defined offer. Whilst I appreciate that planning processes might be considered a mechanism to generate public good, this lacks the leverage that sale conditions inherently posess.

I appreciate that the sale may be a negociated process but at some point both LDA and GLA must have agreed what they are getting in return for the land sale and it is those specifics I am seeking covering in particular what public ownership, control or access remains to the former LDA and GLA lands.

My interest is motivated by concerns over public access and retained use of large former public lands in London such as Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Nine Elms and the impact on the city as an integrated inclusive and public place rather than one of large scale private domains typically being consented in these locations.

The Royal Docks Team may not be best placed to answer my queries but you no doubt have the mandate to look at such issues albeit some matters are now fixed given the progress of developer consents. Either way, I think it is legitimate that the community has access to an understanding of what has been defined as public with such large development sites affecting their neighbourhoods and that your team helps articulate how this public infrastucture is planned to assist in creating an integrated neighbourhood.

Regards,

Tim'

Yours sincerely,

Tim Peake

Greater London Authority

    From: [FOI #629619 email]
    To: [Greater London Authority request email]
    Subject: RE: MGLA201219-9261 Freedom of Information request -
Development briefs for GLA land in the Royal Docks area of LB Newham as
defined requirements at point of land sales and then as modified by
current

Thank you for contacting us about the work of the Mayor and/or City Hall.

 

We aim to respond to written communication as quickly as possible and
within 20 working days.

 

However, please note that we may not reply to correspondence we consider:

• Is addressed to another party and where the Mayor has been copied-in for
information only.
• Contains comments that do not require a response.
• Includes unsolicited job applications or CVs.
• Is trying to sell or market a product.
• To be vexatious or contains abusive or discriminatory language.

 

In addition, we will not respond where we specifically state that we are
unable to enter into correspondence (for example, when inviting responses
to consultation documents).

 

If you have written to request the release of information under the
Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) or Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR), please take this message as confirmation your request has been
received. We will aim to provide a response within the statutory 20
working day deadline.
Further information on our service standards, is available on our website
at: [1]http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contac....

 

Thank you again for writing.

 

Yours sincerely,
Public Liaison Unit

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Dear Mr Peake 
please find attached in response to your request for information. 
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. 
Yours sincerely
Information Governance team
Dear Mayor of London,
Please see my response of 10.1.2020 to the partial information received in
31.12.2019:

'Hi Paul,

Interesting background information on site disposal decisions and initial
marketing overview. Thanks.

Your response does not though answer my request to provide the site
specific development breifs as a requirement of the sale and subsequently
as conditions of an accepted offer by the developer. May be there were no
conditions other than compliance with the Local and London plan?

If so that would be good to understand as this positions the GLA or LDA as
just marketing very large public assets with no fixed sale requirements to
provide defined public good other than a developer defined offer. Whilst I
appreciate that planning processes might be considered a mechanism to
generate public good, this lacks the leverage that sale conditions
inherently posess.

I appreciate that the sale may be a negociated process but at some point
both LDA and GLA must have agreed what they are getting in return for the
land sale and it is those specifics I am seeking covering in particular
what public ownership, control or access remains to the former LDA and GLA
lands.

My interest is motivated by concerns over public access and retained use
of large former public lands in London such as Canary Wharf, Kings Cross
and Nine Elms and the impact on the city as an integrated inclusive and
public place rather than one of large scale private domains typically
being consented in these locations.

The Royal Docks Team may not be best placed to answer my queries but you
no doubt have the mandate to look at such issues albeit some matters are
now fixed given the progress of developer consents. Either way, I think it
is legitimate that the community has access to an understanding of what
has been defined as public with such large development sites affecting
their neighbourhoods and that your team helps articulate how this public
infrastucture is planned to assist in creating an integrated
neighbourhood.

Regards,

Tim'

Yours sincerely,

Tim Peake

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