You may be aware that Westminster City Council is running a consultation about relaxing planning regulations to build skyscrapers in the borough.
West End Labour has paired up with Wendy Shillam, of FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum, and the skyline campaigner Barbara Weiss to write a joint letter to the Council.
Our position is that the Council needs to pause and think before it moves forward with hasty proposals which are designed to appease the interests of big business.
The Council needs to show, before any decisions are taken, that they have reached out to everyone – residents, small businesses, workers – to develop a vision that works for everyone and in everyone’s interests. I worry that unless we stop them in their stride, they’ll press ahead with changes that no-one (apart from a small business elite) wants, and convert Westminster into an extension of the City with its ghastly skyline.
Our letter is here, and it is an open letter – you can add your name to it if you like.
West End Labour Action Team
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