Fosters' Tulip gets OK from City planners

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But scheme likely to face public inquiry

The City of London’s planning committee has given Foster & Partners’ controversial Tulip tourist attraction the green light.

At a three-hour planning hearing this morning, the scheme was OK’d despite a string of objections from heritage groups including Historic England and Tower of London manager Historic Royal Palaces. London mayor Sadiq Khan has also objected.

Despite the weight of opposition, the City’s planning committee gave it the all clear by 18 votes to seven.

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