City planning boss says Fosters' Tulip likely to face public inquiry if it gets green light


Planning hearing due next month

The head of the planning committee that will rule on Foster & Partners’ controversial Tulip tourist attraction has admitted any decision to approve it could well be called in for a public inquiry by the secretary of state.

Chris Hayward’s comments come as the City of London planning committee hearing into the 305m tall structure is set to take place next month.

“We’re aiming for April 2,” Hayward told Building. “That’s the date we’re hoping to bring it to committee.”

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