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Camden Council ‘extremely disappointed’ by appeal decision on hospital site homes

The former Middlesex Hospital Annex buildings at 44 Cleveland Street. Photo: Julia Gregory. A hospital charity can reduce the number of social rented homes on the site of the former Middlesex Hospital Annex in Fitzrovia, a planning inspector has ruled. In a verdict published on 1 December, Gareth Hughes approved UCLH Charity’s appeal and quashed […]

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Business group sets out its plan for increasing commercial activity in Fitzrovia’s streets

Arup and Placemaking London produced a draft “Place and Public Realm Strategy, and a concept design” for the Business Improvement District. Image: The Fitzrovia Partnership. The Fitzrovia Partnership’s draft plan for the public realm in Fitzrovia East was launched at an invitation-only event at 80 Charlotte Street in November, and will be a concern for […]

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From ‘sisters of the poor’ to ‘serviced apartments’

The end of charity. The former All Saints Home convent at 82-83 Margaret Street. Photo: Fitzrovia News. A public exhibition of plans to redevelop a former church building in Margaret Street will go on display this month, showing off pre-planning application designs to turn the former convent into serviced apartments, offices and a wellness centre. […]

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‘Fifth Quad’ would add to an already crowded cluster of construction sites

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre on Howland Street. Photo: Fitzrovia News. There are currently five large construction sites either planned or in progress around the Howland Street area in Fitzrovia, and a sixth site could be added to the already crowded theatre of demolition and construction in the neighbourhood. Contractor 8build is working on the “5th Quad” […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, November 2022

Westminster Council validated 14 planning applications in the Fitzrovia West neighbourhood area during November 2022. Among the monthly list of applications are: plant and screening at rear of 59-61 Bolsover Street and 224-228 Great Portland Street; extensions and alterations at 71 Great Titchfield Street (corner of Langham Street); air conditioning units at 85 Great Titchfield […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia East, November 2022

Camden Council has registered the following planning applications in Bloomsbury ward, which includes Fitzrovia East, during November 2022. The monthly list includes: use of premises for private hire operator at 48-54 Charlotte Street; replacement shopfront at 37 Goodge Street; outside seating at 101 Tottenham Court Road, 62 Tottenham Court Road, 53 Goodge Street, and 12 […]

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Camden wants residents’ views on making Conway Street and Whitfield Street ‘streateries’ permanent

Plan of “streatery” at Conways Street, showing other changes to the road layout. Image: Camden Council. Camden Council has opened a public consultation on its plans to make permanent the outside eating and drinking areas at Conway Street and Whitfield Street in Fitzrovia. Camden claims its streateries programme makes the streets safer for pedestrians and […]

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Clarion unable to provide basic housing information to Camden Council due to cyberattack

Camden Council’s Housing Scrutiny Committee will put questions to officers from the big four housing associations in the borough. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Clarion Housing Group has been unable to provide Camden Council with basic figures for its performance in the borough for the year 2021/2022 due to a cyber attack on its servers in June […]

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Film reveals 25 years of tragedy and violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

Thierry Michel’s 2021 film The Empire of Silence is showing at Bloomsbury Baptist Church 29 November 2022. The Justice Congo Group, part of Central London Global Justice Now, is holding a film screening in Bloomsbury this month. The Empire of Silence is a tough film to watch, documenting the past 25 years of tragedy and […]

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Licensing application: Spearmint Rhino, 161 Tottenham Court Road

Spearmint Rhino, 161 Tottenham Court Road. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Spearmint Rhino Companies (Europe) Ltd has applied to Camden Council to renew its Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Licence at 161 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia. The opening hours are from 9am to 4am the following morning from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 2am the following […]

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Charlotte Street ‘streatery’ extended for a further 18 months

The streatery along the east side of Charlotte Street between Rathbone Street and Percy Street. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Camden Council has taken a decision to extend the temporary outside eating and drinking spaces, known as “streateries”, in Charlotte Street for another 18 months to April 2024, but will consider other longer-term options including widening the […]

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Camden wants residents’ views on the evening and night time economy

Night shift. Despite the pandemic there are now more licensed premises in the London Borough of Camden than there were before Covid struck. Camden Council is developing a strategy for the evening and night time economy (ENTE) and wants to hear from residents in a new public consultation and at engagement events it is running, […]

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Camden Council and UCLH Charity face planning inspector in disagreement over social housing

The former Middlesex Hospital Annex on Cleveland Street. Photo: Julia Gregory. Camden Council and UCLH Charity faced a government planning inspector this month in another chapter of a long-running dispute over social housing on a former hospital site in Fitzrovia. During a hearing at Camden’s Crowndale Centre on Wednesday 19 October UCLHC warned it might […]

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Quorn Foods apologises for noise nuisance at promo event

A portable internal combustion engine (ICE) generator used by Quorn Foods caused noise nuisance for local residents and businesses on Tottenham Street and Whitfield Street. Photo: Fitzrovia News. A vegan and vegetarian food producer has issued an apology to local residents and businesses in Tottenham Street and Whitfield Street in Fitzrovia after a promotional event […]