Category Archives: Church Street

Westminster Labour welcomes London Mayor’s pressure for a ballot on Church Street Masterplan

Westminster Labour warmly welcomes the decision by the Mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, that from now on any regeneration scheme that involves the demolition of social housing must have a resident ballot if it involves any money from City … Continue reading

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Labour speaks up for Church Street Masterplan leaseholders

Church Street Councillor Aicha Less spoke in support of leaseholders affected by the Masterplan at the Council meeting on 24th January. She said: “We welcome, Westminster City Council’s firm commitment – “Where leaseholders have opted to remain in, or return … Continue reading

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Labour call for urgent revisions to the Church Street Masterplan to maximise the amount of social housing.

Labour Councillors have called for urgent revisions to the Church Street Masterplan to meet residents’ concerns and to maximise the amount of social housing. In a motion to be debated at the next Council meeting on 24th January, Labour say: … Continue reading

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Westminster Council’s failure on homelessness and drugs means public conveniences in Church Street will not be re-opened

Westminster Council has responded to a petition calling on them to re-open the public toilets in Church Street by claiming that homelessness and drug-dealing means they will remain shuttered. The written response, approved by the Cabinet member for Finance, Property … Continue reading

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Priced out: blow for Westminster residents as luxury 200-home Paddington development given go ahead with just 32 ‘affordable’ flats

The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “One of Britain’s biggest property developers has been allowed to flout rules on affordable housing in central London, claiming it can’t afford to build homes for locals and first-time buyers. Despite Westminster council’s policy that all … Continue reading

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Time to get a move on with Church Street regeneration say Labour

Church Street Labour Councillor Barbara Grahame says: “In 2010 the council published its Housing Renewal Strategy which identified Church Street for renewal. Church Street was selected because with 11,000 residents in 5,000 households it had: 78% children lived in income … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP calls on Westminster Council to give answers on long-delayed Church Street regeneration

Karen Buck MP has written to Barbara Brownlee, Director of Housing at Westminster Council asking for answers to a series of questions on age long-delayed Church Street regeneration plans, that have so far delivered no new homes since the plans … Continue reading

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