We are supporting residents who are opposed to the planning application to “erect roof extensions, creation of terraces and fire escapes, installation of lift to the lightwell, cycle parking refuse storage all in association with the creation of 9 self-contained residential units (5 x 3 bedroom 4 x 1 bedroom) with associated works at 118-258 Lauderdale Mansions.”
You can make comments on line at https://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/ Reference No: 19/01391/FULL
Residents in Wymering Road have asked for the installation of speed humps and for changes to the parking hours. We have been in touch with Westminster Council and they are suggesting putting a vehicle activated sign on the lamp post near the entrance to 61-70 Wymering Mansions.This would flash if a car exceeds the speed limit. It should be installed in a few weeks.Experiences differ but these signs certainly make many drivers slow down.
Lanark Road Development
Allenbuild Ltd, which carry out the landscaping and parking work around Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow Houses, started on 8 April 2019 at Glasgow House. The works have been designed to revitalise the area and will include the planting of new trees, new bike stores, benches and improved parking security.
Residents with parking in Glasgow House were relocated to temporary bays. The car park was then fenced off to allow the works to start. Emergency access routes have been maintained. Two ramps have been installed, one to the front of the block and the other by the office reception for residents accessing the building.
Oak Tree House – Resident’s Voice
A number of residents have expressed an interest in setting up a Resident’s Voice to work with the Housing Department and help address shared concerns. A meeting was arranged for 1 May 2019.
Latest on the recent moped robbery on Amir Jewellers on Maida Vale. Five people have been arrested, four by the Police and one by passers by. The latter required hospital treatment before being released to police custody. None of those arrested is believed to be local. See the press report
St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street
The essential, long-delayed redevelopment of St Mary’s hospital is stuck on hold despite the state of its old buildings and the government must now act. You can read Karen Buck MP’s speech from a recent debate on the NHS in North West London.
Youth Service Cuts
The press has interviewed former Stowe Centre youth leader, Michael Dipple on the impact of cuts to local youth services:
Short Term Lets
Karen Buck MP launched a new All Party Parliamentary Group on the Short Let Sector at the end of April, bringing together councils, the GLA and the main businesses involved in short lets to shape the debate. On the day of the launch, the Mayor of London made his call for the introduction of a registration system so we can know who is letting, and make it possible to enforce the legal 90 day limit in London, which at present is all but impossible.