Archive for December 2013
The recent planning applications for Cork Street, which were covered extensively in earlier blog entries, put into sharp relief the pressure that specialist traders and shops are coming under given the unrelenting rise in property values and rentals throughout the West End.
One of the many great things about the West End is the specialist retailers and service providers who, for historic reasons, congregated in particular parts of the West End. The bespoke tailoring business is protected within the Savile Row Special Policy Area and a consultation is now in place to create a similar protection for arts and antiques uses in Mayfair and indeed in neighbouring St James’s.
Your thoughts and views on these proposals will help to shape the framework to protect them for future generations.
You have until 14 February 2014 in which to make your thoughts known and a link to the consultation document is attached:
Mayfair _ StJamess FINAL for publication.pdf -
West End residents and those that are living and working in Westminster are entitled to seek advice on matters of concern or problems that they are experiencing.
This service is provided through the Westminster Adult Service Partnership (WASP) whose website is www.westminsteradvice.org.uk This advice is provided free of charge and is independent, confidential and impartial and available to all residents of Westminster regardless of their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion.
A guide to the services provided is set out below:
WASP Referral Guidance Notes.pdf
Westminster City Council and the Metropolitan Police have launched a website that lets you plan your journey home, set text reminders, discover your ‘Christmas party persona’ and the chance to win some prizes. This website comes at a time when festive parties and outings with friends, family and colleagues will be extremely common for everyone.
Throughout the festive period there will also be three safe departure zones across the West End. The departure zones are there to provide advice and assistance if you need help getting home. For more information, tools and advice, visit www.gethomesafelondon.com and or follow @gethomesafeLDN on twitter.
A Panning Application is to be submitted to Westminster City Council before Christmas for the redevelopment illustrated in the exhibition displayed below:
This scheme has many important benefits for the contribution to the regeneration of Mayfair and aims to do the following:
- Reconfigure the arrangement of office and residential accommodation across the site
- Refine the design of the permitted buildings on Grafton St, Bruton St and Bruton Lane
- Improve the amenity space for both the office and residential accommodation
- Improve the Public Realm
13051-Grafton-131126-CF01 - Public Exhibition Boards LO.PDF -