Category Archives: Planning Committee

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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West End Labour helps Curzon Mayfair fight off closure threat

Following an outcry of protest from the local community and a petition led by the West End Labour Action Team, the much-loved Curzon Mayfair cinema has moved closer to staving off the threat of closure. This week developers Vevil International … Continue reading

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So much for the new broom as Westminster Council continues to accept cheques instead of affordable housing

When Robert Davis was moved from his 17 year chairmanship of the Planning Committee on Westminster City Council, residents hoped the ‘new broom’ Richard Beddoe would firmly insist the local community got a better share out of the development boom. … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour calls for transparency on Councillor meetings with developers

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Councillors to display total transparency about the meetings Cabinet Members and the Chairman of the Planning Committee have with developers and to post a note of all meetings on the Council’s website. In a … Continue reading

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Labour slams Westminster Council’s bizarre attempt to block its own cycle hangar scheme

Westminster Labour has reacted angrily to news that the Council’s planning department are recommending refusal of a planning application put forward by the council’s own transport team for the pilot installation of a secure Cyclehoop Bike Hangar on Ilbert Street … 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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Westminster Conservatives say yes to TRIPLE basement in quiet Marylebone Mews

Westminster Conservatives have voted to give planning permission to the Howard de Walden Estate for a triple basement to house a proton beam therapy unit in Devonshire Mews West, Marylebone, a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Marylebone, despite adopting a new … Continue reading

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