Westminster City Council’s plans to build a 22.5m landscaped hill at Marble Arch have been approved at a council planning committee.
Voting in favour of the proposals the planning subcommittee agreed that the hill will encourage visitors to return to the West End and help to revive the local economy as lockdown measures are eased throughout summer.
The climbable hill will be open to the public in Summer 2021 and is expected to stand for six months offering visitors unique views of Oxford Street, Hyde Park and the surrounding area.
The approved development will see plants from the temporary hill donated to the local community at the end of the installation.
A Westminster City Council spokesperson said:
“The Marble Arch Hill is central to the council’s plans to revitalise Oxford Street and the surrounding area. This scheme will bring visitors back onto the nation’s favourite high street this summer, providing a boost for West End businesses and creating a unique attraction for residents and visitors.”