GLA calls in £3bn Thameside West scheme

London’s deputy mayor Jules Pipe has called in the £3bn Silvertown regeneration at Thameside West, E16, following planning refusal from Newham Council.

The scheme from Keystone and the Greater London Authority seeks to deliver 5,000 homes, alongside 200,000 sq ft of employment space, 80,000 sq ft of shops, a primary school, 1km of river frontage, two parks and a new DLR station.

Newham Council refused the plans, claiming the scheme failed to protect future residents from the adjacent nightclub and industrial uses, threatening ongoing operations in the area.

It said the plans offered insufficient infrastructure