Category Archives: Planning permission

‘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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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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