Action demanded on derelict Queen’s Park houses

Caird Street derelict

Queen’s Park Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to take action so that the long-standing derelict houses on the corner of Caird Street and Third Avenue do not continue to blight the environment. The current state of the derelict houses is appalling and many residents have told us of their concerns. The derelict houses are adjacent to the Queen’s Park Conservation area.

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg said;

“The current state of these houses is more akin to conditions in a war zone rather than a residential area designated as a Conservation Area. Westminster has allowed these homes to rot for months without taking action. The Council would not allow this to happen in Mayfair or Belgravia so why has no action been taken here?”

The Council’s failure to act is in stark contrast to the actions of a private owner just across the road. We are delighted that the owner of the former dairy shop at the corner of Third Avenue and Ilbert Street has repainted the shop front and the new colours are much more in keeping with the Conservation Area than the former bright blue.

Ilbert Street shop

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