Archive for August 2011
The New West End Company (NWEC) which represents business interest in Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street and the surrounding areas have announced details of this arrangement underlining the huge importance to the West End economy of the Luxury Shops which encourage high spending tourists and local residents to enjoy the very best of retail available in the world.
Westminster is in the process of recruiting canvassers to help assist with keeping the electoral register up to date. Keeping an accurate and up to date record of who is entitled to vote is not just important for the democratic process but can help Westminster to ensure it receives its full allocation of Central Government grants. From an individual prospective it is used as part of the credit checking process.
This is an opportunity to help those objectives and make money. If you would like to know more about the recruitment process please read the attached file below. Contact details are also provided within the document so if you have any questions please get in touch directly with those undertaking the recruitment.
Canvasser Recruitment Ad -
Quick progress is being made on the redevelopment of Park House. Please see the newsletter below to get the latest updates and pictures.
Park House Newsletter August 2011 -
To get detailed information on the Olympic Route Network and TfL’s plans for the Games follow this link - TfL - 2012 Olympic Games. Travel advice for businesses is also available here.
Attached below are links to various documents which give details of areas that will be affected by the Olympic and Paralympic Route Network.
Victoria to Embankment.
Parliment Square to Vauxhall Cross.
Cumberland Road to Serpentine Road (Hyde Park).
A4 Earls Court Road to Hyde Park Corner.
TfL have released Central London Zone maps that give details of temporary changes to Central London Roads during the Games. TfL are also running information drop-in sessions at the following locations:
+ Monday 22 August (11:00 - 14:00): Mayfair Library, 25 Audley Street, London, W1K 2PB.
+ Tuesday 23 August (16:30 - 19:30): Millennium Hotel, 39-44 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HP.
The application is significantly different from the consented scheme as it is to create a series of buildings of different styles and heights rather than the approach taken by the previous architects on behalf of the then owners, Candy and Candy. The new application preserves the chapel and the developers are proposing to include a health centre (to replace the one in Fitzroy Square in Camden) and to make available space to All Souls School for use as a multipurpose hall.
The composition of the scheme includes significant levels of both private and affordable housing as well as retail and commercial and provides a mixed development. .
The developers have undertaken some local consultation with residents and Amenity Society groups and that process will continue as the planning application is reviewed. A copy of the documents forming part of the planning application is shown below and any comments should be addressed to the planners under reference (to be allocated).
This is a major application and this will probably be the best opportunity to improve this site for the benefit of residents.
The developers will also be required to improve the Public Realm in and around the development and are being asked to include the planting of trees. They will be encouraged to undertake significant works for the community including major provision of benefits to the area under the process of the section 106 agreement. Please take the opportunity to comment on this application and let me have your views so I can incorporate them into my comments to the planning committee on this important application.
The Former Middlesex Hospital Site - Public Exhibition Display Boards -