The planning application for the £4bn redevelopment of Battersea Power Station has been informally submitted to Wandsworth Council, with hopes rising that the latest proposals could be given the green light by authorities.

The project has so far been dogged by political opposition, with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, rejecting previous plans that included a glass eco-tower that was 1,000ft tall and potentially the highest building in London.

The present site owners, Real Estate Opportunities, are the third since the power station was decommissioned in 1983. There are fears that the building’s structure cannot survive if another proposal is rejected.

Daily Telegraph