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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, September 2021

Camden Council has registered 30 planning applications so far during September 2021 in Bloomsbury ward. (This list will be updated when new applications are published.) Among the applications are a number of pavement licences, alterations to a listed building in Percy Street, and a new kitchen extract in Charlotte Place. Application NumberSite AddressDevelopment DescriptionStatusDate RegisteredDecision2021/4503/PVLStarbucks […]

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Westminster pauses Oxford Street project to consult with residents

Westminster Council’s Oxford Circus plans are seen by residents groups as a scheme to drive Oxford Street’s traffic through the neighbouring areas in order to provide the Crown Estate with a new central London shopping centre. Westminster Council has announced that it will not go ahead with the planned piazzas at Oxford Circus and other […]

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Work starts on ‘colourful crossings’ on Tottenham Court Road

Workers spray paint through a stencil to create artwork on one of the 11 pedestrian crossings to be painted on Tottenham Court Road. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Work began today on the five-day project to paint “colourful crossings” on Tottenham Court Road. Street painting contractors will be working Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. During […]

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Licensing application: Kalon Parlour, 42-44 Great Titchfield Street

42-44 Great Titchfield Street. Her Parlour Limited has applied to Westminster Council for a new premises licence at Kalon Parlour, 42-44 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia. The applicant is applying for the playing of recorded music from Monday to Wednesday: 09:30 to 19:00; Thursday to Saturday: 09:30 to 20:00; and Sunday: 10:30 to 18:00. And the […]

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Thousands of properties in Camden used in breach of 90-night short-term let limit

Map of short-term lets in Camden during 2020. Source: Camden Council. Thousands of homes rented out on short-term lets in Camden exceeded the 90-night limit last year. The council found that 35 per cent of flats and houses rented out for short stays broke the rules. The south of the borough saw the highest number […]

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Artwork to be painted on Tottenham Court Road

Artworks will be painted on 11 pedestrian crossings along Tottenham Court Road. Pedestrian crossings will be closed and motor traffic diversions will be in place next week as work gets underway to create a series of painted artworks on the carriageway on Tottenham Court Road. From 18 September the shopping street will host 11 colourful pedestrian […]

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London boroughs welcome Afghan refugees ‘while managing existing pressures and priorities’

The majority of London boroughs have offered accommodation and support to families fleeing Afghanistan. Image: London Councils. London boroughs are responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan by supporting families fleeing persecution, says the cross-party group of London Councils. A survey carried out by the organisation reveals that the majority of London boroughs have offered […]

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Fitzrovia West plan wins approval in referendum

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Area. Residents and businesses have voted “yes” to a neighbourhood plan for Fitzrovia West in a referendum which took place on Thursday 2 September. The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum said they were “delighted” with the result and thanked everyone who supported the plan. The plan will shortly be adopted by Westminster […]

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Fitzrovia locations among auction of Underground and Westminster street signs

A vintage Oxford Circus sign is among items up for grabs. Image: Catherine Southon Auctioneers. A sale of historic London transport and street signs — including a number of Fitzrovia locations — will take place this month. Over 400 railway and street signs are being put up for auction including the final part of Westminster […]

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Licensing application: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street

37-41 Mortimer OPCO Ltd has applied to Westminster Council for a variation of their premises licence at Mortimer House 37-41 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia. The application is to amend condition 54 of the premises licence: 20/08227/LIPDPS. The existing condition states: “The number of persons accommodated at any one time in the licensed part of the premises […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, August 2021

Twenty planning applications were validated during August 2021 by Westminster Council in Fitzrovia. The list includes details for construction practice at 204A Great Portland Street; alterations to a listed building at 141 Cleveland Street; tables and chairs on the Bolsover Street elevation of 246-248 Great Portland Street; variation of a condition of planning permission at […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, August 2021

Twenty-four planning applications were registered during August 2021 by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward. The list includes an application for a roof extension at 86-90 Cleveland Street (building with launderette); an application for alterations including new terraces at first, second and fourth floors at the Met Building, 22 Percy Street (includes elevation on Windmill Street); […]

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Licensing application: 58-62 Charlotte Street

F55 G Chateau SARL (Societe a responsabilite limitee — Luxembourg equivalent of Ltd Co.) has applied to Camden Council for a new premises licence at 58-62 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia. “The application is for a shadow licence. All conditions which currently apply to premises licence number PREM-LIC/3085 to be attached to the shadow licence,” states the […]

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Carburton Street to be partly closed for construction project

Commercial and residential block built in 1972 will be demolished. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Carburton Street in Fitzrovia will be partly closed from this August as yet another demolition and rebuild project gets underway. The footway and carriageway on the north side of Carburton Street between Great Portland Street and Bolsover Street will be closed for […]

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Licensing application: Basement, Portland House, 4 Great Portland Street

The London Cocktail Club Limited has applied to Westminster Council to vary the premises licence at: Basement, Portland House, 4 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia. The application seeks to: vary the terminal hour from 23.30 Thursdays to 00.30 the following morning for film, live music, recorded music, late night refreshment and retail sale of alcohol; and […]