For everyone who attended the packed January Cycle Bridge meeting at City Hall, signed one of the petitions or who are concerned about the project, here are excerpts…
The Localism Act 2011 gives local communities the right to shape development in their areas through the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, led by a Neighbourhood Forum. Join the Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum and make your community a better place to live and work in.
The 84 Eccleston Square Campaign Team has won the latest round in their battle to stop the demolition of a corner of their Square and development of a lackluster aparthotel-style block. The developers say they will redesign the development to keep the Cubitt-style facade and reduce its impact on this historic London Square.
From the 84 Eccleston Square Campaign Team:
Eccleston Square Residents Association (ESRA) has spearheaded a campaign to contest the proposed redevelopment of 84 Eccleston Square on aesthetic, conservation, environmental and social grounds. Supported by ward councillors Nickie Aiken and Jacqui Wilkinson they elicited 160 letters of objection to the proposal. A 5Fields survey showed overwhelming opposition to the project – see ’84 Eccleston Square demolition opposed by residents’ (June 2015). Numerous meetings and discussions took place during 2015, and the developers realized that their plans would not be granted planning consent by Westminster Council, with the level of objection that had been shown.
Did the Earth move for you last night? Well, for some Pimlico locals the Earth moves night and day, and they’re getting frustrated. TfL are aware of the complaints of increased noise from the Victoria Line and have agreed to enhance their rail grinding maintenance schedule and to install rubber track fixings for parts of the Victoria Line under Pimlico.
Westminster City Council Scutiny Committee is examining the Nine Elms Bridge. It’s the first meeting of Westminster’s Public Inquiry into the Proposed Nine Elms Bridge at Westminster City Hall and will help to set the agenda for the way it unfolds.