Controversial plan to build flats on top of Lauderdale Mansions West have block have returned. After plans to build nine flats on top of the historic Lauderdale Mansions West building drew the ire of the community last summer, the developer has returned with a revised planning application. But members of the community remain furious at the scheme, which a local councillor said would “mutilate the building”.
Maida Vale Labour Councillor Geoff Barraclough called on the Planning Committee to reject the scheme. He said:
“Parkcity’s proposals to plonk these pokey flats on top of Lauderdale Mansions will mutilate an historic building, increase the risk of subsidence and lead to years of worry for the leaseholders. Westminster should reject these plans.”
In June, more than 100 people opposed the plans, including the Paddington Waterways and Maida Vale Society who said it “would cause significant harm to both the host building and wider conservation area”.