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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 welcomes screeching Tory U-turn on empty property tax

News that the Conservative leadership of Westminster City Council has reversed its position on taxing empty property has been welcomed by Labour Councillors. On Monday, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called for the government to give the boroughs increased powers … Continue reading

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Seventy eight homes are empty on Ebury Bridge estate after Westminster Council blunder

According to the ‘Westminster Extra’: “New figures show 87 empty homes on the Ebury Bridge estate, Pimlico, where a massive regeneration project has been botched by the city council. Since 2014 residents have been moving out of the estate, as … 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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Time to get a move on with Church Street regeneration say Labour

Church Street Labour Councillor Barbara Grahame says: “In 2010 the council published its Housing Renewal Strategy which identified Church Street for renewal. Church Street was selected because with 11,000 residents in 5,000 households it had: 78% children lived in income … Continue reading

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Labour Councillors call for a referendum on any Ebury Bridge Estate Regeneration Plans

Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Jason Williams and Shamim Talukder have called for residents to be at the heart of any new plans for Ebury Bridge Estate and for the final plans to be agreed by a referendum of all residents. … Continue reading

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