Derwent London is turning a little oasis into dystopia

CCTV in operation 24-7.

"Someone described the area as a little oasis in Fitzrovia, and we would not want to change that. We are a property company with sensitivities. We want to get rid of the idea that we will come in and knock everything down.” -- Simon Silver of Derwent London (interview with property press, November 2009). A building …

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

Street frontage of commercial building.

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. 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 …

Westminster council to decide on plans for 105 flats with no social housing

End of building.

A planning committee headed by the deputy leader of Westminster City Council is due to decide on Tuesday if a development of 105 apartments in Fitzrovia can go ahead despite the scheme providing no social housing, and in the face of criticism that the council is not being open about its own interest in the …