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Promoters still committed to London River Park

The promoter of the London River Park insist it remains committed to the project despite the planning permission decision being pushed back to February.

Private investor Venus, which is funding the £60M scheme to create a 1km floating platform along the River Thames, remains fully committed to the scheme. “Venus is working with the stakeholders to make this happen,” said a London River Park spokesman.

Originally London River Park — comprising architect Gensler, project manager Mace and private investor Venus — intended to have the walkway in place for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year. However, the project required further discussion with river regulator the Port of London Authority (PLA), before it can be granted a licence to construct in the Thames.

“Work also remains to be done to ensure that further growth of freight and passenger traffic is not held back and that the City’s waste transfer operation, which sees all of their waste moved by river, can continue efficiently,” said a PLA spokesman. As a result, the project could not be considered by the City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee meeting which resulted in the planning permission decision date being postponed for three months.

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