Westminster’s planners delay decision on Cleveland Street site for a second time

Westminster council’s planners have for a second time postponed a decision on an application to redevelop a commercial building at 87–125 Cleveland Street.

Street frontage of commercial building.

87-125 Cleveland Street. A decision on redevelopment plans has been postponed for a second time.

An email seen by Fitzrovia News says that the application, due to be decided on Tuesday 19 May by a planning sub-committee headed by Westminster’s deputy leader Robert Davis, has been taken off the agenda to allow planning officers to update a committee report to include new information.

The proposal by Dukelease Properties to demolish the existing building and build three residential tower blocks and a petrol filling station is being fiercely resisted by local residents and community groups. The scheme is to build 105 flats but no social housing, and residents groups accuse Westminster council of hiding its own financial interest in the development.

The planning application will now be decided at a later date. It is likely that the application will go to committee on Tuesday 16 June 2015.

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