12 K by square M

A square metre of space in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea now retails at an average price of just under £12,000, making it six times the national average. This means a person buying just one property in the Royal Borough, could afford to purchase half a dozen properties in...

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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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Westminster follows in RBKC’s footsteps in mega-basement crackdown

On the 5th of August Westminster City council announced a raft of measures aimed at curbing ‘mega-basements’. The measures will see cap the size of basements to 50% of the area of the site, limit basements to a single story a part from in exceptional circumstances, and introduce a new...

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Local residents and parents fight to save Marlborough Primary School building

Marlborough Primary School, located in Draycott Avenue by Sloane Square, looks set to be demolished and rebuilt despite a petition set up to fight the plans. The Victorian style building was constructed in 1878 and has been a place of learning for children since it first stood. The school will...

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Notting Hill Farmers Market move

The Notting Hill Farmers Market is calling on local residents to help them save the market as they are being forced to move from their current location on Kensington Church Street. Due to planned building work on the site, the market has started looking for alternative spots in the area....

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Right Royal Ride to tackle mental illness

Local residents will be cycling in the streets of the Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday the 25th of April to raise funds for charities dealing with extreme mental illness in the borough. North Kensington currently has the fourth highest number of cases of extreme and enduring mental illness in the whole...

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Kensington Labour Party: “The battle has just begun”

In response to recent events in the Kensington constituency, including Malcolm Rifkind’s imminent departure and Victoria Borwick’s selection as Conservative candidate in the next General Election, the Kensington Labour Group has announced the release of its manifesto. You can read the announcement here: “Kensington Labour Group understand why Kensington Conservatives chose...

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Deputy Mayor, Victoria Borwick, selected as Conservative MP for Kensington

A Conservative party spokesman has confirmed that Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick is the Conservative MP candidate for Kensington. She will stand in the upcoming General Election in May. Borwick beat her strongest competition, Charlotte Vere and Shaun Bailey, with more than 50% of the votes in the first round. She will...

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Have your say on basement development

Anyone who wishes to comment on the Council’s new draft Supplementary Planning Document on Basements has until Wednesday 1 April 2015 to do so. On 21 January 2015 the Council adopted a new policy for dealing with planning permission for basement development, Policy CL7: Basements, which forms part of the Local...

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Latest Council property sell-off will put ‘unbearable’ strain on local hospitals

Residents asked to act now to save provision for Dementia patients. Local NHS services are set to be stretched to breaking point by RBKC Council’s apparent eagerness to sell off a prime Chelsea property with 56 nursing home beds. Though the Council are proposing to build more ‘Extra care housing’ (flats for the...

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