Category Archives: Paddington

Just one bed free for emergency patients at St Mary’s this Christmas

        According to the ‘Westminster Extra’: ONLY one emergency bed was spare at St Mary’s Hospital throughout the entire Christmas period, official stats have revealed. NHS England data shows winter pressure is getting out of control with … 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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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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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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