Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, November 2020

There were 16 planning applications validated by Westminster Council in Fitzrovia during November 2020. There are applications for advertising consent, placing of tables and chairs on pavement, removal or alterations to conditions on planning consent, and conditions to satisfy previous planning consent. There is an application to part-demolish and rebuild at 64 Great Titchfield Street; …

Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, November 2020

There were 17 planning applications registered by Camden Council during November 2020 in Bloomsbury ward. Among the list is an application to part-demolish and rebuild at the rear of 67 Charlotte Street and add a mansard roof extension; alterations to an entrance in Torrington Place, a number of applications to place tables and chairs outside …

Camden Council is reviewing its parking permits and charges

Motorcyclists travelling into Westminster but parking across the boundary in Camden to avoid paying a parking fee won't be able to so in future if changes by Camden Council to parking charges go ahead next year. Neighbouring Westminster has for a long time charged motorcyclists (not very much) for on-street parking and now Camden is …

Westminster Council invites comments on inspectors’ modifications to its City Plan 2019-2040

Westminster Council is asking for comments on modifications proposed by inspectors to its City Plan 2019-2040, a policy document that will control land development in the city by setting out targets for housing, economic growth, and public open space and greenery. The planning document has gone through a number of stages of consultation and was …

Residents in shared-ownership homes offered pay-off to settle dispute over problems with badly designed flats

Residents embroiled in a two-year battle with their housing association A2 Dominion over design and maintenance problems at their new homes at Rathbone Square were offered a lump sum to shut up, stop complaining, and engage their own contractor to carry out repairs. Clouds hang over shared-ownership homes (right) at Rathbone Square. Photo: Matthew Covell. …

Licensing application: 226 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QP

Modern British Bakeries Ltd has applied to Westminster Council for a new premises licence at Peyton and Byrne, 226 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 5QP. Peyton and Byrne, 226 Great Portland Street. The applicant is seeking permission for a "two year limited licence" to sell alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, Monday …

Licensing application: 22 Foley Street, London W1W 6DT

An application has been made to Westminster Council for a premises licence at the ground floor and basement of 22 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DT. Kin, 22 Foley Street. Araz Farm Feed Ltd is seeking permission to sell alcohol on the premises, currently trading as Kin, from 10am to 10.30pm Monday to Thursday, from …

Loquat winter flowers bring fragrant blossom to public park

If you take a wander through Crabtree Fields public park at the moment you may be lucky enough to smell the fragrant blossom of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is in flower at Crabtree Fields. At around eight metres tall it is native to China, widely grown in Japan, and it is often referred …

Camden to create additional cycling contraflows in Fitzrovia streets

Camden Council is creating a number of cycle contraflows in streets either side of Tottenham Court Road to allow people cycling to move more easily through the area. One-way for motor vehicles two-way for cycles. Bedford Avenue, Grafton Way, Tottenham Street, Warren Street, and Windmill Street will all have changes made to allow two-way cycling …

Licensing application: 114 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 5AQ

An application has been made to Camden Council for a premises licence at a shop on the ground floor, at 114 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5AQ. Shop and premises at 114 Tottenham Court Road, on the corner with Midford Place. The applicant seeks a licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption both …

Licensing application: Ground Floor, 20 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UG

An application has been made to Camden Council for a new premises licence at the Ground Floor, 20 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UG. Application for a new premises licence at 20 Hanway Street. The applicant describes the premises as a pub and is seeking permission for the sale of alcohol from 12.00 to 23.59 Monday …

Fitzrovia Mural restored and Whitfield Gardens public open space opens again after major refurbishment

Whitfield Gardens re-opened this month after the completion of an eight month major refurbishment project by Camden Council, allowing visitors to get a closer look at the newly restored Fitzrovia Mural, and take a break and relax in the only public open space along Tottenham Court Road. The restored Fitzrovia Mural and refurbished Whitfield Gardens. …

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 …

Licensing application: Hot Stone, 3 Windmill Street, London W1T 2HY

Application to vary the premises licence at Hot Stone, 3 Windmill Street. An application has been made to Camden Council to vary the premises licence at Hot Stone, 3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2HY. The applicant seeks to amend the hours of licensable activities to: 12pm to 11:00pm 7 days a week including Sunday …

Licensing application: Spearmint Rhino, 161 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NN

Spearmint Rhino is applying to renew its sexual entertainment venue licence. Spearmint Rhino Companies (Europe) Ltd has made a "Sex Establishment Renewal Application" to Camden Council for its premises at 161 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T 7NN. The proposed hours of operation of the premises stated on the application form is from 9am to …

Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, October 2020

There were 16 planning applications validated by Westminster Council during October 2020 in Fitzrovia West. Most of the applications are minor or are seeking approval of details required by previous planning consents; amendments to previous permissions, change of use, advertising, and placing tables and chairs on the public highway. There is a proposed amendment to …

Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, October 2020

There were 30 planning applications registered by Camden Council during October 2020 in Bloomsbury ward. Most of the applications are minor, details required by previous planning consents, change of use, advertising, and there are a number of applications for pavement licences and the placing of tables and chairs on the public highway. There are alterations, …

Licensing application: 52-53 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8ED

An application has been made to Westminster council for a premises licence at 52 - 53 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8ED. An application has been made for a premises license at 51-53 Eastcastle Street. Platform Hub One Limited describes the premises as offering social computer gaming and e-sports, with retail, lounge, restaurant, and bar area. …

Licensing application: basement and ground Floor, 7-8 Market Place, London W1W 8AG

An application has been submitted to Westminster council for a new premises licence at basement and ground floor, 7-8 Market Place, London W1W 8AG. A new premises licence is sought for 7-8 Market Place. The applicant is Collin Estates Limited and they are seeking permission a number of licensable activities including the following: Performance of …

Licensing application: Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street London W1W 8HF

An application has been made to Westminster council for a new premises licence at Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London W1W 8HF. An application has been made for a "shadow licence" for the Chinawhite nightclub at 4 Winsley Street. The application which has been made on behalf of Mount Eden Land Limited states that it …