EU complaint made over £1.5b “unlawful aid” for Earl’s Court plan

In a formal complaint to the EU Commission, local residents have accused Hammersmith & Fulham Council of underselling the value of the Earl’s Court regeneration by not tendering the project when the land was sold to developers Capco in 2012. Residents have lodged a formal complaint with the EU Commission...

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Third of property asking prices in Kensington & Chelsea cut

Third of property asking prices in Kensington & Chelsea cut

More properties in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) have had their prices cut since coming to the market than anywhere else in London.   Property analysis firm, Propcision, has released new research which shows that in Earl’s Court alone, “roughly 40% of properties listed for sale”, have...

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UKIP Mayoral Candidate decries Earl’s Court redevelopment plans

Peter Whittle of UKIP has become the most recent London Mayoral Candidate to publicly decry the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre redevelopment plans. During a twitter Q&A, organised by London Elects, Whittle’s reply to tweets from supporters of the ECAAG (Earls Court Area Action Group) was one of concordance with the...

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Fears for future of Finborough Theatre

A further application to build flats on top of Finborough theatre has raised fears for the venue’s future.   Following three previously rejected planning applications, new proposals to renovate the above section of the Finborough Theatre have been made.   Fans of the Earls Court venue, including theatre trustee Matthew...

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Time capsule marks urban change for Warwick Road and Earls Court

Children from local Kensington school, St Barnabas and St Philip’s CE Primary, have buried a time capsule that marks a moment in the borough’s history before West Kensington is utterly changed by the demolition of Earls Court Exhibition Centre and homes to the west to create, what campaigners have been...

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Nothing sweet about Candy Holland Park development

A rare victory for local communities against large developers was won on Tuesday night when two Candy Brother’s development plans were rejected by the RBCK planning committee. The Candy brothers, famous for their multi-million developments, were seeking permission to redevelop Dukes Lodge at 80 Holland Park, and the present site of the...

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Save Earl’s Court to District line service

Save Earl’s Court to District line service

The Council has launched a new website that features a series of interactive maps to the Royal Borough’s key shopping and leisure areas. It includes world-renowned shopping destinations such as Harrodsand Harvey Nichols, but the website’s strong point is the recognition it gives to the specialist, independent andunique shops, boutiques,...

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