Labour welcome that Garden Bridge land sale is to be ‘called in’

Westminster Labour have welcomed the decision by Housing, Finance and Corporate Services Committee Chair Cllr Brian Connell to join the request made in December by Labour Councillors Adam Hug and Tim Roca to ‘call-in’ Westminster Council’s plans to acquire and transfer open space and rights to light around Temple Tube station to the Garden Bridge Trust. This provided the 3 councillors required to trigger the process.

Labour welcome the chance for increased scrutiny around the proposed deal that the outgoing Conservative Administration (prior to the likely arrival of a new one led by Cllr Aiken who seems to have backed the efforts to ‘call in’ and re-assess the current cabinet’s decision) at Westminster looked to push through over the Christmas break.

Labour Leader Cllr Adam Hug said “We welcome the opportunity to properly assess the implications of Westminster’s proposed deal with the Garden Bridge Trust and ensure that the needs of local residents and tax payers are protected.”

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