We have made enquiries about these two long-standing vacant buildings at 46-47 Bryanston Square which are in a derelict state:
The Council says;
“An inspection of the property has confirmed that the property is in a poor state of repair and is considered to be having a detrimental impact on the visual amenity of the immediate locality and the Portman Estate Conservation Area. Consequently, warning letters were issued on 11 February 2014 to all known persons having an interest in the property to ascertain their immediate plans to improve its appearance and condition. A response has been requested within 21 days otherwise they have been placed on notice that they could face formal enforcement action which may include the service of a s215 Notice. “
But these properties have planning permission for residential use. This is another prime candidate for Ed Miliband’s ‘use it or lose it’ planning regime to get these empty buiuldings back in to use quickly.