Residents’ association calls on Marylebone High Street ward councillors to resign

Marylebone High Street ward Councillors.

A residents’ association in Fitzrovia is calling for the resignation of three Conservative ward councillors after a Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed they withheld information about the sell off and major redevelopment of a property just eight metres from their homes. This summer Westminster council's planning committee approved plans for three tower blocks and …

Plan to create statue of social reformer at Fitzrovia housing estate

Oil painting of Thomas Holcroft

A resident in Fitzrovia is leading a campaign to create a statue of an 18th century social reformer to be placed outside a block of flats named after him. Denise Julien wants to see a likeness of Thomas Holcroft outside the Holcroft Court housing estate. She told Fitzrovia News: "I want to ask postgraduate art …

London Assembly member directs Mayor to reject plans for Cleveland Street development

Man and woman looking out window.

A Greater London Assembly member has directed the Mayor of London to reject plans to redevelop a triangular commercial building in Cleveland Street after making a visit to the site and meeting local people. Murad Qureshi a Labour member of the Greater London Assembly (GLA) met residents in July to listen to their concerns about plans for a major …

Banksy is not a ‘disgrace’ – it is Westminster council that is a disgrace

Banksy artwork on wall saying: If Graffiti Changed Anything.

Councillor Robert Davis at his first planning committee since receiving an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List showed no signs of the humility normally associated with someone recognised for public service. If he was humbled, he was hiding it well. Davis was a sight to behold has he read out his lengthy declaration of interest before …

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 …

A ‘crassly over-developed’ scheme planned for Cleveland Street

End of building.

Residents in Holcroft Court and Cleveland Street have received an early and unwanted Christmas present after a planning application revealed the true scale of a huge building development mere metres from their windows. The residents are furious with Dukelease Properties, Assael Architecture, and PR company Four Communications, who stand accused of giving out false information and trying …