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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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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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Westminster council under fire as £1 billion regeneration of Queensway may include only four ‘affordable’ homes

        The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “The much-vaunted £1 billion regeneration of Queensway is shaping up to include almost no “affordable” homes for young Londoners or key workers. In the latest example of a developer wanting to go … Continue reading

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Priced out: blow for Westminster residents as luxury 200-home Paddington development given go ahead with just 32 ‘affordable’ flats

The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “One of Britain’s biggest property developers has been allowed to flout rules on affordable housing in central London, claiming it can’t afford to build homes for locals and first-time buyers. Despite Westminster council’s policy that all … 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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14 storey tower foisted on residents as Westminster Council ignores local opposition

Westminster City Council Planning Committee returned to its usually poor form last night, defying the wishes of local people and ignoring its own policies. Despite listening to substantial representations against the proposal from local Councillor Adam Hug, the Committee went straight ahead and … Continue reading

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West End Green plans opposed by Labour Councillors – not enough affordable housing and too tall

Westminster City Council’s Labour Councillors object to the current proposal for 285-329 Edgware Road (West End Green) [council ref: 15/11677/FULL] on the basis that the proposed scheme conflicts with the council’s policies relating to: Affordable housing; Tall buildings and protection … Continue reading

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