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Jones Lang LaSalle secures planning permission in perpetuity for the Chelsea Flower Show - the first time in its history

London, 20th May, 2013 - Jones Lang LaSalle has secured planning permission for the operation of the Chelsea Flower Show on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Based at the listed grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Show is celebrating its centenary year this year. To date it has operated under a voluntary agreement with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). Owing to the changing nature of the structures over the years RBKC advised planning permission should be sought.

The new planning permission provides certainty to both parties with planning conditions to ensure adequate protection to the grounds and to accommodate annual changes to the design without the need for a full new application each year.

Jeff Field, Chairman of Planning and Development at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “The annual Chelsea Flower Show operates for a limited period and uses temporary structures.  This planning permission provides our Client with certainty for future Shows and enables them to make changes through a simple variation of a condition. They are pleased with the outcome."