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20 Bury Street (Tulip) Public Inquiry

Date updated: 11/12/2021

The Secretary of State's decision letter and Inspector's report is at Recovered Appeal, land adjacent to 20 Bury Street

The evidence gathering stage of the Public Inquiry 'the Inquiry' was held as a virtual event, due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

The Inquiry was adjourned on 18 December 2020 at the end of the evidence gathering stage and is available on YouTube. The Inspector carried out site inspections in Spring 2021.

Documents for the Planning Application are at 18/01213/FULEIA.

Documents for the Public Inquiry are in the Inquiry Document Library .

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Planning Application Ref: 18/01213/FULEIA
Location: Land adjacent to 20 Bury Street London EC3A 5AX
Proposal: Demolition of existing building and structures and construction of a building to a height of 305.3m AOD for a mixed-use visitor attraction, including viewing areas [2,597sq.m GEA], an education/community facility [567sq.m GEA] (Sui Generis) and restaurant/bar use (Class A3/A4) [1,535sq.m GEA]; together with a retail unit at ground floor (Class A1); a new two-storey pavilion building [1,093sq.m GEA] (Sui Generis) comprising the principal visitor attraction entrance with retail at ground floor level (Class A1/A3) [11sq.m GEA] and a public roof garden; provision of ancillary cycle parking, servicing and plant and alterations to the public realm. [Total Scheme Area: 17,441sq.m GEA], ‘the Tulip.’

Appellant name: Bury Street Properties (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l
Appeal Start Date:
28 January 2020
Inspectorate Ref: APP/K5030/W/20/3244984

The Appellant appealed to the Secretary of State against the decision to refuse planning permission for the erection of the Tulip.

Under the Town and Country Planning (Determination of Appeals by Appointed Persons)(Prescribed Classes) Regulations 1997, the Appeal was to have been decided by a Planning Inspector. The Secretary of State considered that he should determine it himself because the Appeal relates to a proposal for a development of major importance, having more than local significance. He exercised his powers under Section 79 and Paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and directed that he will determine the appeal. He appointed David Nicholson RIBA IHBC as the Inspector who will prepare a report with a recommendation, for the Secretary of State’s decision.