Category Archives: Planning permission

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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Mayor of London vows to protect cultural venues following successful West End Labour campaign

West End Labour has welcomed measures introduced in the Mayor of London’s draft London Plan to prevent cultural venues from closure. Included in the recently released draft Plan is the Agent of Change principle, which places the onus on developers … Continue reading

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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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