Category Archives: Planning permission

Warm words but weak action from Westminster Tories in changes to City Plan

Westminster Labour welcomes the positive words from the Leader of the Council that preceded the launch of the latest City Plan Revision but both the Tories track record and the small print of the proposals suggest it is more business … Continue reading

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Open letter: Westminster Council’s plans for skyscrapers

You may be aware that Westminster City Council is running a consultation about relaxing planning regulations to build skyscrapers in the borough. West End Labour has paired up with Wendy Shillam, of FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum, and the skyline campaigner Barbara Weiss … 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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Westminster Labour Group supporting popular Pimlico eateries My Cafe and the Cambridge Street Kitchen

Westminster Labour Group have been listening to Pimlico residents who are worried about the future of popular local eateries and pubs. Cllr Adam Hug, on behalf of Westminster Labour Group, has written in opposition to the cynical plans to convert … 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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