Khan calls in planning on two major London schemes

Sadiq Khan has called in two major planning applications totalling more than 1,000 homes that were previously refused by London councils. The mayor of London has called in the plans, meaning he will veto refusals from the Conservative-led boroughs of Barnet and Kensington & Chelsea and exercise his power to make himself the local planning authority for both schemes. He will review Meadow’s 724-flat build-to-rent scheme in Mill Hill and the redevelopment of the Kensington Forum Hotel, which seeks to provide 386 serviced apartments and homes. In his decision to override local authority ruling, Khan pointed out the opportunity to