The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has decided not to call in Westbrook’s planning application for Dolphin Square and to allow Westminster City Council’s refusal to stand.Mayor Khan said:
“Having now considered a report on this case I am content to allow Westminster City Council to determine the case itself, subject to any action that the Secretary of State may take, and do not therefore wish to direct refusal or to take over the application for my own determination.”
“We are especiallygrateful for the initial and hugely important support from the Labour Party in WCC”
“The support of the Labour Group on the City Council was vital in the campaign to save Dolphin Square and I am sure that many residents are aware of the fact.”
“That is a great achievement. Well done to you and everyone who helped with your campaign.”
Lillington and Longmoore Gardens – Update
Following our enquiries about anti social behavior, the Council says:
“The local police are now using a power known as community protection notices to deal with the anti-social behaviour on Lillington and Longmoore Gardens. These notices are served as a warning to individuals who are causing nuisance in the location, if an individual ignores the terms of the notice; they can be issued with a fixed penalty notice or face prosecution. We are speaking with the police regularly to gain information on who the notices are being served to so that we can ensure the necessary housing enforcement action is taken, if required.
Following a recent meeting with the local police, they have advised that they carried out a warrant to search a property in Longleat house. This warrant was achieved following intelligence gained from reports in the community. On this occasion, the police were unable to identify any evidence of drugs or any perpetrators who could be involved in the use of drugs. The police have assured that they will continue to gather any intelligence that becomes available to them to continue pursuing perpetrators who are impacting the community.
With regards to improvements we could make to the estate to alleviate the problem, we met with the residents’ association representatives and identified some quick wins to improve security;
- The fire escape by the Longmoore children’s playground – relocating the push button
- Installation of the gate that has already been purchased on the cut through under Noel Coward house
- Installation of the signage and lighting to the community centre/hall
The next phase is to look at specific areas across the estate which were included in the report, as well as a number of additional areas identified during the visit.”