Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum pushes forward with the Neighbourhood Plan

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum has been working on a number of fronts to bring about improvements to the area, despite delays caused by the two lockdowns. Nick Bailey surveys the outdoor dining in Great Titchfield Street. Our neighbourhood plan was subject to a further round of consultation over the summer and is now being …

FitzWest Forum make progress on Neighbourhood Plan

Homes and businesses in street.

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum, which represents residents and businesses on the Westminster side of Fitzrovia, has made good progress in preparing its neighbourhood plan. This will shortly be submitted to Westminster City Council and is then examined by an independent examiner. Subject to approval by the examiner, a referendum of both residents and businesses …

Fitzrovia West Forum’s Neighbourhood Plan sets the priorities for the next 15 Years

Street frontage.

The FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum was set up in 2015 and one of its main functions is to prepare a neighbourhood plan for that part of Fitzrovia lying west of Cleveland Street and Charlotte Street as far south as Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. The Marylebone Road is the northern boundary. The Forum is …

Camden and Westminster want to relax requirements for affordable housing in Fitzrovia

Scaffolding worker on site.

The prospects for securing any further affordable housing in Fitzrovia appear to be narrowing as both Camden and Westminster want to change their statutory planning guidance in favour of major developers. It is in the interests of developers to reduce the amount spent on affordable housing to an absolute minimum and many commission confidential ‘viability …

Today’s Fitzrovia owes a debt to 1970s activism

Children and adults on new playground.

The 1970s were an extraordinary period of protest, disruption and change in many major cities. London was no different and it was in this decade that urban redevelopment, slum clearance and road building provoked local communities to form protest movements. Fitzrovia is often compared with its neighbouring ‘urban villages’ of Soho and Covent Garden. All …