Category Archives: Planning Committee

Westminster Labour will ensure developers contribute their fair share of properly affordable housing

For far too long Westminster Conservatives’ laissez-faire and overly cosy approach to private developments in our city have led to Westminster having one of the worst records in London on affordable housing. In the most recent official GLA statistics for … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour Group statement on Cllr Robert Davis

Westminster Labour group have cautiously welcomed the news that Councillor Robert Davis, has ‘stepped aside’ from his role as the Conservative Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council and lead on major development projects while an independent investigation of his conduct … Continue reading

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Labour’s pledge to put Westminster residents before developers with major planning reforms

If elected to lead Westminster Council in May Labour Councillors will introduce a series of reforms to ensure the planning system works for the many not the few. For too long Westminster Conservatives have treated residents as an afterthought in … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour will give residents a powerful voice in the planning process

For too long Westminster Conservatives have treated residents as an afterthought in a planning process geared towards the needs of major developers. If elected to run the Council in May Labour will radically reform how the planning system operates to … Continue reading

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Labour to scrap Westminster Council’s tall building plans if elected in May

Westminster Labour Group are committing to scrapping the Conservative Council’s proposed approach to tall buildings if Labour are elected to run Westminster at the May 3rd Council Elections. In March 2017 Westminster Council launched a consultation on its plans entitled … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour pledge to clean up the planning system by ending hospitality from developers

Labour believes that under Conservative control Westminster Council has put the needs of property developers first for far too long. For decades they have let developers get away with building far fewer ‘affordable’ homes than required under Westminster’s planning policy, … Continue reading

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Do Westminster Council’s Planning policies apply to Conservative Councillors?

Last week Westminster City Council said it will crack down on “super-sized” properties as it attempts to deal with a shortage of affordable housing. On Tuesday, the Council’s Planning Committee rejected an application by Ashley Tabor, the owner of the Classic FM, Heart and … Continue reading

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