Councillors reject plans for late night Lavender Hill bar

Councillors have backed Wandsworth residents who were opposed to a new late night bar opening in Clapham Junction. Wandworth’s licensing sub-committee has refused to grant a late drinks licence to the Grand Union bar and restaurant in Lavender Hill. The owners had asked for a licence that would have permitted...

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The Harrods Effect

Report finds property price plateau centred on Harrods, underlining its role in making knightsbridge a premium address.    Harrods Estates highlights that for many years property experts have observed that wealthy purchasers and tenants from around the world have wanted to live as close as possible to the world famous...

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Propertree For Sale

Prospects for residents hoping to challenge future building developments have been dealt a serious blow. One of the few legitimate objections to any new building project is that they may affect one of the borough’s mature trees which are all protected by Tree Protection Orders (TPO) However, Kensington and Chelsea Council...

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Unauthorised basement excavation halted by planners

Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have ordered the owner of 77 Stanhope Mews East, SW7, to stop an unauthorised basement excavation or face prosecution. The Council received reports from members of the public that the owner was preparing to carry out excavation works inside the property....

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Kensington and Chelsea Council unveils singing for health program

Residents are invited to take part in an exciting singing for health programme in Kensington and Chelsea called Sing to Live, Live to Sing! organised by the Council. The Council launched the initiative as a pilot programme in June and, due to its success, a new series of workshops will...

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Fears for Chelsea Care Home Future after Legionnaires’ Bug Discovery

Vulnerable residents of Chelsea’s only local authority nursing home are being forced to move out following the detection of Legionella in the water system; sparking fears that another precious Borough amenity will be axed. Thamesbrook, a care home in Dovehouse Street, is in a premium property location. Relatives have expressed...

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