Planning roundup

Plans for the Garden Bridge in London are to go to judicial review in June after a judge said that claims by opponents to the project that the bridge will obstruct views to the north of the river, and that there was in adequate provision for maintenance in the funding should be heard in court. Meanwhile Bouygues is in line to build the bridge if it goes ahead.

The Greater London Authority has given the go-ahead to Chinese developer ABP to proceed with its 4.7M sq ft development in the Royal Albert Dock in London. Work on the 14ha site is expected to start later this year, with the first phase completed in 2018. The project includes upgrading the local transport infrastructure including Docklands Light Railway and Crossrail stations.