Category Archives: Planning permission

Westminster Tories let developers off the hook on affordable housing……again!

Westminster Conservatives have once again decided to let developers off providing the required 30% of social housing in a major redevelopment plan in Baker Street. The plans for the redevelopment of an entire block at 15-35 Baker Street, 88-110 George Street … 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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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 call for empty homes in Victoria to be brought back to use

Westminster Labour Councillors are calling for 60 homes in Castle Lane and Palace Street, Victoria, that have been empty since 2012, to be brought back into use immediately. The empty homes are owned by Land Securities who bought them for £22.5m … Continue reading

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‘Carbuncle Cup’ success for Westminster Conservatives

The Nova development, opposite Victoria Station, which was given planning permission by Westminster Conservatives in 2009, has won the ‘Carbuncle Cup’ which is awarded annually by Building Design magazine to the UK’s ugliest building. It was the biggest consent Westminster Council … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour calls on the Council to adopt Sadiq Khan’s new housing viability test

Westminster Labour are calling for the council to urgently adopt the recommendations of the Mayor of London’s new Homes for Londoners: Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) 2017. The Mayor’s approach requires that new housing developments which fail … Continue reading

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Still time to protect ambulance access to St Mary’s Hospital

Westminster Labour have long called for Westminster Council’s planners and the developers of the Paddington Cube to think again about the impact the Cube will have on the nearby hospital as a new access road could have an impact on … Continue reading

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