Planning inquiry one of the last to be heard by outgoing mayor

Boris Johnson is due to hold the public hearing into plans to redevelop Bishopsgate Goodsyard in east London on April 18.

The GLA is expected to confirm the date later today with the controversial scheme one of the last due to be looked at by London’s outgoing mayor. It had previously been expected to be held on March 11.

Johnson called the scheme in after it was turned down last year by the local planning authorities, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

A report into the development by the GLA’s planning officers is expected to be published a week today on April 11.

PLP is behind towers at three plots – known as C, F and G – which are 30 and 26 storeys for C and 46 and 38 for F and G respectively.

Two other plots are also earmarked for residential and are expected to come in at 24 and 17 storeys for plot D while the remaining site, plot E, will be 16 storeys stepping down to nine.

Other practices working at the scheme include Buckley Gray Yeoman, which was appointed to work on the offices last year, while Chris Dyson Architects is responsible for the historic properties. Faulkner Browns Architects has been appointed to the scheme’s retail element and Spacehub is lined up for a park.

Hackney council has taken out a series of advertisements in the borough warning against the impact the scheme will have on the area.

The scheme is being jointly developed by Hammerson and Ballymore.