Demolition of Strand properties halted by DCLG Minister

Following Labour Councillors’ support for SAVE’s call to halt the demolition of a group of threatened properties on The Strand, according to press reports:

“Plans to demolish a row of Georgian and Victorian properties on the Strand have been halted after an intervention by the government. Greg Clark, the communities and local government secretary, yesterday issued a holding direction that temporarily suspends permission for King’s College London to go ahead with the development. The instruction is an embarrassment to the college, its architects, and to Westminster City Council, which brushed aside protests from conservation groups to grant planning permission. King’s College London wants to demolish four Georgian and Victorian properties and leave only the facades of two others, which are Grade II-listed. Almost 8,300 people have signed a petition asking the college to shelve the proposals.”

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