A planning decision for the Homebase site in Richmond has been "called in" by the London Mayor's office.

City Hall made the decision to take over the application for the Manor Road site after planning proposals after they were denied by the Richmond Planning Committee on July 3.

An application had been considered by the Richmond committee which detailed plans for a mixed-use development that would create 385 homes in a four-nine storey redevelopment.

After deliberating and taking the plans into account, the Committee decided to reject the proposal for numerous reasons.

These included failure to deliver a maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing, concerns over the design and scale being visually intrusive, as well as the quality of the proposed housing and what impact it would have on surrounding properties.

Planning regulation dictates that developments of 150 residential units or more, or over 30 metres in height, must be referred to the Mayor of London, after the Council has made a decision recommendation.

After reviewing the Manor Road application and its outcome- Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has decided to use his powers become the local planning authority for the application.

The Mayor is set to hold a public hearing before deciding whether to grant planning permission, but a date has yet to be set.

For more information, go to: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/planning-applications-and-decisions/public-hearings/homebase-manor-road-public-hearing