The Leader of Lambeth council, Cllr Lib Peck welcomed the news that the Shell Centre redevelopment has been approved by the Secretary of State and said:
“We’re delighted to retain Shell as one of Britain’s largest and most important employers to act as a catalyst for more jobs, homes and economic activity in Waterloo.
The scheme is bold and ambitious, as we are for Lambeth and provides a wide range of planning benefits including substantial funding for community facilities, streets and spaces surrounding the site and provision to secure local jobs and training opportunities.
During the very serious deliberations of Lambeth Council’s planning process, considerable regard was given to the impact the development would have in terms of the relevant conservation areas. Our decision to support the Shell Centre scheme is entirely consistent with the aims of the National Planning Policy Framework which means we have a planning system where stakeholders work together to ensure sustainable economic growth. Indeed, the scheme is the product of considerable partnership working between landowners, local people and businesses and the Mayor of London.”