Camden and Mayor’s traffic scheme risks health of hundreds of residents at Fitzrovia council block

Road signs on street corner.

The health of hundreds of residents in a council block in Fitzrovia is being put at risk because their street has been left out of the Mayor of London's new Ultra Low Emission Zone and will have increased motor traffic from a new road scheme designed by Camden Council. Residents living at 30-40 Grafton Way …

Most local residents oppose or have concerns about Oxford Street plans

Cover of report.

People living in the neighbourhoods near Oxford Street have come out strongly against plans to pedestrianise the shopping street because of concerns about displacing motor vehicles into surrounding areas, according to the results of a consultation carried out by Transport for London and Westminster Council and published this week. More than 65 percent of local …

Westminster council to hold two part consultation on Oxford Street plans

Cyclist, taxi and bus on Oxford Street.

Westminster City Council will carry out the first of two separate public consultations starting next week (Monday 24 April) before deciding on how to implement the Mayor of London's vision for Oxford Street. "The consultation will start on 24 April, ahead of a second consultation on a preferred scheme in November 2017," says the West End …

Offices can be the majority land use on a site identified for housing in central London says planning inspector

Corner of building.

A site which was identified for housing can be used for mostly offices, ruled a government inspector who has given planning permission to redevelop a former hospital building in Fitzrovia. The inspector made the decision after taking into consideration a policy published by former mayor Boris Johnson during the twilight of his tenancy at City Hall. Arthur Stanley House …

What deputy mayor Valerie Shawcross said about pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Buses and taxis on Oxford Street.

On 14 July The Times newspaper ran a story "Oxford Street to ban all traffic" and reported that "Vehicles will be banned from the busiest shopping street in Europe within four years to reduce congestion and pollution, the mayor of London’s office announced". The story was later repeated in other news media including the Evening …

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 …

Mount Pleasant development comes before Mayor of London

Royal Mail site at Mount Pleasant.

The controversial development by Royal Mail Group at Mount Pleasant comes before the Mayor of London this Friday. Architects Fielden Clegg Bradley, who have offices in Fitzrovia, is one of the four architectural practices that have designed the scheme which many neighbouring residents have described as a "grossly insensitive scheme". A GLA officer's report recommends approving the scheme …

It is far too easy to blame the church for a lack of a toilet

By Angela Lovely Whitfield Gardens near Goodge Street tube station along Tottenham Court Road is frequently soiled by people using it as a toilet during the night and often during the day. There is also a soup kitchen next to Whitfield Gardens which feeds more than 100 people each lunchtime. The soup kitchen is run …

Campaign wants mayoral candidates to deliver on cycle and pedestrian safety

By News Reporters The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) spent Tuesday at a road junction in Fitzrovia collecting signatures from cyclists using the east-west cycle route along Howland Street in order to raise the profile of cycle and pedestrian safety. The LCC want cyclists to grab the candidates attention ahead of the forthcoming election for Mayor of …