Earls Court demolition approved

Plans for a 77-acre redevelopment in Earls Court and West Kensington have been approved by the Mayor. The Earls Court Exhibition Centre in west London is to be demolished to make way for thousands of new homes.

Earls Court plans to generate 'thousands of jobs'

Developers at Earl Court are planning to create a village with around 7,500 new homes as well as new office spaces set to generate up to 12,000 new jobs, according to Terry Farrell and Partners in charge of the 'Earls Court Masterplan'.

What Earls Court is expected to look like after redevelopement. The Lost River Park. Credit: My Earls Court
Earls Court Village, view of Empress Crescent. Credit: My Earls Court

'Community will be destroyed' over Earls Court plans

Liberal Democrat London Assembly member Stephen Knight and former Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Brian Paddick have disagreed with Boris Johnson's approval of demolition plans over Earls Court.

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@brianpaddick exhibitions promote industry, jobs and growth. Other countries are building more exhibition centres not destroying them.

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“@stephenknight1: 'bad decision to approve the demolition of Earls Court exhibition centre.” Local community also being destroyed. Disaster.

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Earls Court development 'massive boost' for London

London Mayor Boris Johnson is 'ambushed' by campaigners protesting against the redevelopment of Earls Court. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

London mayor Boris Johnson has said he was "acutely aware of the concerns" some residents had over the redevelopment of Earls Court in west London, which sets to demolish the iconic exhibition centre.

According to the BBC, Mr Johnson said: "I'm in no doubt that the development will provide a massive boost not just to this part of the capital, but to London's wider economy as well."

Labour 'disappointed' over Earls Court demolition

Labour London Assembly Member Tom Copley has said he is "disappointed" after plans to demolish two estates and Earls Court Exhibition Centre in west London were approved.

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Very disappointed but not at all surprised that the Mayor has approved demolition of Earls Court Exhibition Centre. An appalling decision

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Earls Court demolition plan approved for new homes

Earls Court venue to be torn down. Credit: William Conran/PA Archive

Plans for a 77-acre redevelopment in Earls Court and West Kensington have been approved by the Mayor.

The Earls Court Exhibition Centre in west London is to be demolished to make way for thousands of new homes.

Developers want to create four “villages” and a “high street” and say the plans will create 7,500 homes and thousands of permanent jobs.