Category Archives: Planning Committee

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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Westminster Tories sound the last post for resident consultation on planning permissions

For years one of the major sources of local resident complaint to local councillors has been when a controversial development has been given planning permission and they had not been informed it was happening. Too often the reason was because … Continue reading

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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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