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 …

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. …

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 …

What’s on? Our Fitzrovia COVID-19 stories

During normal times, the local news inspires us to head out and about. To explore and experience things that are happening across our neighbourhood. However, 2020 has been anything but a normal year. The COVID-19 health crisis has restricted our mobility and with it brought huge challenge to people’s lives. It has been a year …

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, …

Derwent London plans major demolition and redevelopment on Tottenham Court Road

Derwent London, the property development company who eleven years ago said "we want to get rid of the idea that we will come in and knock everything down", is planning to knock down yet another large building, adding to the pile of rubble it has already trucked out of Fitzrovia. The Network Building on the …

Starmer adds to criticism of way Camden is dealing with underground hotel planning application

Hotel on corner of street.

Criticism of Camden Council’s planning department is mounting due to the way it is dealing with an application to increase the number of rooms in an underground hotel below a side street off Tottenham Court Road. The underground hotel is being built in a former car park underneath the St Giles Hotel and Central YMCA. …

Camden Council seeks guidance on high streets, biodiversity, and planning

Camden Council is seeking guidance from the public on the future of shopping streets, the state of nature in the borough, and on updating its planning guidance. The council has launched three "commonplace engagements" -- a crowd-sourced form of public consultation -- where the public can place virtual sticky notes on a map with suggestions …

Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, September 2020

There were 39 planning applications registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during September 2020. Most of the applications are for minor alterations and to satisfy conditions, some advertising consents, and there are several pavement licences under the "streateries" scheme. There is an application to demolish and redevelop 52 Tottenham Street, an extension proposed at …

Premises licence application: Le Pain Quotidien, 64 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 2ET

An application has been made to Camden Council for a new premises licence at Le Pain Quotidien, 64 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 2ET. The application seeks a licence for the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises from 10am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and from 12noon to 10.30pm …

Pavement licence application: The Smugglers Tavern, 28 Warren Street, London W1T 5ND

An application has been made by The Smugglers Tavern, 28 Warren Street, London W1T 5ND, to Camden Council to place tables and chairs of the public highway. The application seeks to place 7 Tables, 28 Chairs and 2 Barriers, Monday 10:00 to 22:30 Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 23:00, and Sunday 10:00 to 22:00. Application …

Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, August 2020

There were 24 planning applications registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during August 2020. They were mostly small applications, pavement licences (PVL) and one major planning application at 247 Tottenham Court Road. Application NumberSite AddressDevelopment DescriptionStatusDate RegisteredDecision2020/3934/PVLCaffe Nero 239-240 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7QP6 tables and 12 chairs, Monday to Sunday 08:00-21:00 New …

Camden hands idverde the contract to create a new park at Alfred Place

Camden Council has awarded the contract to create a new public open space in Fitzrovia to its parks maintenance contractor idverde. How the new park at Alfred Place could look according to illustrations produced by LDA Design. The works to create the new park at Alfred Place will begin in September and be completed by …

Cleveland and Warren ‘streateries’ and ‘boozeries’ approved by Camden

Camden Council has approved plans for "streateries" and "boozeries" in Cleveland Street and Warren Street to help the hospitality trade during Covid-19 restrictions. Plans for "boozeries" and "streateries" in Cleveland Street and Warren Street. The move follows on from other schemes in Fitzrovia approved by Camden and Westminster councils, where on-street car parking is removed …

Westminster council sets out its table on outdoor dining, drinking and toilets

Westminster council has published its latest plans to allow cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars in the West End to set out tables and chairs to increase trading capacity from 4 July when lockdown is eased but while social distancing continues. Some roads will be closed and pavements widened for outside eating and drinking. The temporary …

Developer of underground hotel is ‘abusing planning system’ to increase number of rooms – and Camden Council is letting them get away with it, say neighbours

Construction workers unloading materials.

The developer of an underground hotel in Great Russell Street has taken the first step in seeking planning permission to squeeze an additional 42 guest bedrooms into the former car park four and five storeys beneath street level, in a move the Bloomsbury Association says is an "abuse of the planning system". Centro Planning Consultancy, …