Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum will hold virtual public meeting to discuss planning and traffic

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum will hold a virtual annual general meeting this month to report on progress in developing a neighbourhood plan, and will feature a guest speaker who will talk about creating a low traffic neighbourhood. FitzWest want to reduce air pollution and make other environmental improvements. The public consultation on the draft …

Help us improve the streets for walking and cycling in Fitzrovia West

Map of Fitzrovia West.

By Barbara Corr A group of residents in City of Westminster want the council to make our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists and help maintain social distancing ahead of any lockdown being eased. Fitz West and Westminster Healthy Streets want to hear suggestions for improving the streets and have produced a map to which …

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 …

Westminster Council and FitzWest seek views on waste and recycling (again)

Label on recycling bags.

Westminster Council carried out a pilot rubbish and recycling collection system in 10 streets in Fitzrovia this autumn and for the second time is asking people's views on the scheme. The trial was introduced in September in partnership with the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum and received a mixed reception from residents. A petition calling for the return …

Westminster council wants views on Fitzrovia recycling and rubbish pilot

Label on recycling bags.

Westminster council is keen to get Fitzrovia West residents' views on its recycling and rubbish collection pilot scheme which is coming to a close this month. The pilot scheme was introduced in ten streets from September in partnership with the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum, and residents and businesses were sent letters explaining the new collection …

Neighbourhood forum calls on Westminster council to reject Holden House redevelopment plans

Corner of street.

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum is urging Westminster council to reject plans by property developer Derwent London to part demolish and redevelop a cluster of commercial buildings on a corner site in the Hanway Street conservation area. Plans by Derwent are for the demolition and redevelopment behind retained facades of 54-62 Oxford Street and 51-58 …

Comments invited on draft of Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Plan

Hand drawn map.

A draft neighbourhood plan for Fitzrovia West has been published and people living and working in the area are invited to comment on and help improve the document before the final version is produced later this year. The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum -- known as FitzWest -- is seeking comments before producing a final plan which …

Producing a neighbourhood plan will be a ‘Herculean task’ says Fitzrovia West group

Map of Fitzrovia West.

A local neighbourhood group is working towards a first draft of a neighbourhood plan for the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Area to be published this autumn. A recent public consultation has identified many priorities for the area. Residents and business people have expressed a desire to reduce pollution, create green spaces, better manage refuse and rubbish, …

Hand drawn three-dimensional map to illustrate neighbourhood plan

Hand drawn map of streets.

A draft neighbourhood plan and a hand drawn, three-dimensional map of the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Area will be on display at a special exhibition on Monday at the Getty Images Gallery. The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum will be presenting ideas and proposals for the neighbourhood area and unveiling a hand drawn map of the streets by artist …

Twenty-fours hours in a central London neighbourhood

Benches on corner of street.

All of us city dwellers tend to live our lives much more in the public domain: in the streets, cafes and public spaces of our neighbourhood. My twenty-four hour diary gives a glimpse of how I use our streets, not only as a thoroughfare, but as a breathing space and a meeting place. 3.00pm Tuesday: …

A neighbourhood plan can help control development in Fitzrovia West

Fitzrovia West skyline.

People are often awestruck by the schemes which receive planning permission and feel powerless to influence decisions taken by distant committees. Poor development is waved through and little community benefit is offered in return. Now a group of local people in the Westminster part of Fitzrovia are working to resolve the problem, and raise the standard for developments that …

Fitzrovia West group to hold inaugural neighbourhood forum

Evening view of Great Titchfield Street.

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum has been formally recognised by Westminster City Council for planning under the Localism Act and will hold its inaugural forum this month. "The diversity of people and activities in this area is in danger of irrevocable change," say the forum. "We have seen recent planning applications that take no account …

A bigger late night club in Newman Street is not wanted

Shopfront.

An application to increase the capacity of a proposed private members club in Fitzrovia is meeting with strong opposition from residents, community groups and local councillors who say it will create a late-night noise nuisance. The application for the premises at 19 Newman Street will be discussed by a Westminster council licensing committee at City Hall this …

Fitzrovia West expects decision on forum status

Screenshot of website.

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum is expecting Westminster City Council to formally recognise the forum before the end of the year. The forum is now seeking to engage with property developers in the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Area and take part in pre-planning discussions ahead of future planning applications. In an announcement today Fitzrovia West has …

C20 Society propose heritage listing for Seifert’s Copyright House

Front of building.

The Twentieth Century Society has made an application to English Heritage to list a building on Berners Street saying it is among the best of architect Richard Seifert's early works. Copyright House was constructed as a purpose built office block in the late 1950s and is a rare example of the architect's work from this …

Neighbours get together for UK Coffee Week on Great Titchfield Street

Coffee lovers can get their legal high and contribute to a worthy cause as part of UK Coffee Week in Great Titchfield Street this Friday. Antipodean coffee artisan Kaffeine and The Riding House Cafe are hosting a special event where they will be serving up a cup of their finest in aid of Project Waterfall. …