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 …

Planning inspector rules in favour of London’s first underground hotel

Hotel on corner of street.

A government planning inspector has given the go ahead for London's first underground hotel to be built, overturning a decision by Camden Council to reject the plans. Planning officers at Camden had recommended approval of the proposal to convert an underground car park on the corner of Great Russell Street and Adeline Place into a 166 …

Developer to appeal decision on Charlotte Street roof extension

A property developer has asked the Planning Inspectorate to review a decision by Camden Council to refuse permission for a roof extension to a building on the corner of Charlotte Street and Tottenham Street. Camden Council refused planning permission in March because "the proposed roof extension in terms of setting, form and detailed design would …

Appeal against underground hotel decision to be held in autumn

Brutalist building.

A planning appeal has been submitted to try to overturn Camden Council's decision to refuse planning permission for a controversial underground hotel on the corner of Great Russell Street and Adeline Place. Criterion Capital's proposals to convert a car park into a 166 bedroom bunker hotel underneath the St Giles Hotel were heavily criticised by local …

Hospital charity to appeal planning decision for building owned by shell company registered offshore

Outside of building.

A hospital charity is appealing to a government inspector to overturn a planning decision but for a building it no longer owns and which it sold to a shell company registered offshore. Arthur Stanley House is a former out patients department in Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, and has been disused since it was closed 10 years …

Fitzrovia Area Action Plan sent for independent examination

By News Reporters Camden Council has submitted the Fitzrovia Area Action Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination with public hearings to be held in July. The Area Action Plan covers the part of Fitzrovia that lies within the Camden boundary, and includes part of Bloomsbury. The Plan which was submitted on 19 …