Tulip ‘weeks away’ from clearing City Hall hurdle

Foster & Partners' Tulip seen at dusk

Foster & Partners tower approval is yet to hit the desk of London mayor Sadiq Khan

City Hall has yet to receive formal notification that Foster & Partners’ controversial Tulip tower has won the backing of the City of London, meaning any decision by London mayor Sadiq Khan to give it the green light – or call it in – is weeks away.

Planning chiefs responsible for the Square Mile gave the 305m scheme their approval at the beginning of this month, paving the way for it to be built next to Foster’s Gherkin, which was completed in 2004.

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