Category Archives: Paddington Shard

Labour challenges Conservative Council plans for yet more tall buildings

Westminster Labour Group has a number of concerns about proposals set out in the Conservative Council’s ‘Building height: Getting the right kind of growth for Westminster’ consultation. While couched in somewhat vague language, it is clear that the push from … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour calls for halt to Paddington Cube plans to protect St Mary’s Hospital

In a letter to planning officials Westminster Labour has called for Westminster Council to reject the current plans for the ‘Paddington Cube’, which the NHS has confirmed will make ambulance access to St Mary’s Hospital unsafe. Labour believes that any … Continue reading

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Paddington Pole delay welcome but real change is required says Labour

Westminster Labour Councillors have welcomed the announcement of a delay in the Paddington Pole proposals, that Labour first called for in December when the developers first submitted their planning application and Westminster Council sought to push ahead with the application … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP and Murad Qureshi join the line-up against the ‘Paddington Shard’

Karen Buck MP (Westminster North) and Murad Qureshi, Member of the London Assembly, have joined distinguished architects Terry Farrell and Ed Jones, local residents’ group SEBRA (South East Bayswater Residents’ Association) and Westminster’s Labour Councillors to oppose the plans for … Continue reading

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Paddington Shard proposals fail to deliver for local people says Westminster Labour Group

The rushed plans for a new mega-tower on the old Royal Mail sorting office site next to Paddington Station fails to deliver for local residents, Westminster Labour Group argues. In its response to the planning application Labour set out a … Continue reading

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Petition launched to “Stop the Paddington super-tower!”

A number of residents have brought to our attention that The Skyline Campaign has launched a petition against the ‘Paddington Shard’ The campaign says: “A 72-storey skyscraper – nick-named the Paddington ‘Pole’ – is proposed immediately adjacent to Brunel’s Grade … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour Councillors call on council not to rush through ‘Paddington Shard’ plans

Westminster Labour Councillors are deeply concerned that the plans for the controversial new ‘Paddington Shard’ development might be rushed through by Easter 2016, despite only opening for public consultation on December 14th 2015. The proposed 254-metre tower (up to 72 … Continue reading

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