Land Securities may have to reduce the height of its 'walkie talkie' tower at 20 Fenchurch Street by 66 ft (20 m) to protect views of St Paul's Cathedral

The view of St Paul's from Ludgate Circus and Limeburner Lane was not considered in the scheme’s original environmental impact assessment.

However, the 630 ft (192 m) proposed tower, designed by Rafael Vinoly, would be visible behind the cathedral between the dome and the western towers, which would be contrary to the Corporation of London’s planning policy.

LandSecs has therefore been asked to reduce the height and redesign the building to ensure that it does not infringe the view of St Paul's.

The planning application is due to go before the Corporation of London planning committee on Tuesday. The committee will report on whether it would be minded to approve the tower subject to the suggested amendments.

If the committee votes in favour of an amended scheme, LandSecs will begin work to amend its plans and resubmit them for consideration at the September planning meeting.