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An update on the Stag Brewery planning application

18 August 2023

At the end of July, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove unexpectedly announced that all buildings over 18 metres in height will need a second means of escape. 

Following this announcement, the applicants for the Stag Brewery redevelopment have decided to make revisions to the planning application to meet this requirement, prior to the application being referred to the GLA for the Stage 2 referral process. 

The requirement effectively means an additional core within ten buildings on the east side of the site, which inevitably results in a considerable loss of residential floorspace. To minimise the impact on the viability of the application and, ultimately, the delivery of affordable housing, some of the proposed office space will be now converted to residential. The Design Code will also be updated to ensure all buildings on the west side of the site, over 18 meters in height, have a second staircase. Once the revisions are drawn up, these will be submitted to us, as the local planning authority, for consideration. 

In response to the nature of the changes, these revisions will be subject to further consultation and referral back to our Planning Committee at a later date.

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Updated: 18 August 2023

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