“Spaceship” extension plans for Kensington

Designs for a proposed two-story extension atop of the Cromwell Mansions, Kensington, have caused a stir among local residents who have said that the addition to the building would be “alien” to the character of the area. The “UFO extension,” so called because some have compared the designs to an...

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New Head of planning for RBCK

Mr. Graham Stallwood is the newly appointed Executive Director for Planning and Borough Development of Kensington and Chelsea. The job means taking responsibility for planning policy, planning application decisions, conservation and building control, and in the RBCK those can be choppy waters to sail in. Mr. Stallwood is currently the...

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We Built This City London – The London Planning Awards

The capital’s most innovative urban designers and town planners stepped into the spotlight this February 3rd for the London Planning Awards. Hosted by London Mayor Boris Johnson, the awards highlight the work of the people who have contributed to and engineered the city’s urban regeneration making London a better city...

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Tomorrow’s World on West Cromwell Road

“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.” Le Corbusier understood the importance of our everyday relationship with architecture as few others have. Architecture, not only as shelter from the elements, but also as...

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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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Chelsea Cinema Under Threat

Film stars, celebrities and local residents are joining forces to try and save independent cinema the Curzon Chelsea, situated in the heart of the Kings Road, from demolition. Freeholders, and developers, Cadogan Group Ltd have submitted an application to extensively redevelop the site that stretches from Waitrose to Habitat on...

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Chelsea cinema under threat

Film stars, celebrities and local residents are joining forces to try and save independent cinema the Curzon Chelsea, situated in the heart of the Kings Road, from demolition. Freeholders, and developers, Cadogan Group Ltd have submitted an application to extensively redevelop the site that stretches from Waitrose to Habitat on...

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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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Battersea Power Station chimney comes down

Work has begun on dismantling one of Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys this week as part of an ongoing million pound project to redevelop the structure. This marks phase two of the project which was given the go-ahead after structural tests were conducted. The south west chimney is the first...

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Kensal Green residents fight possible demolition

A historical building in Kensal Green is under potential threat from planners at Kensington and Chelsea Council – according to a group of local residents vowing to save the site. The building on Harrow Road, which dates back to 1833, is currently used as a stonemason’s showroom but could soon...

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