The Academy Pub Update

Posted on Jan 24, 2018 in Hot Issues | 0 comments

The closure of the Academy Pub is the latest example of what Norland Conservation Area is losing as a community under the pressure to build private residential houses. Here is a summary of the efforts made by the NCS committee and its members to save the Academy Pub:  2014 NCS made aware that Wellington Pub Company (WPC) seek to change the Academy from a pub to an art gallery. NCS applies to RBKC for an emergency Article 4 direction to...

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A petition has been put forward which we would like members to support as it effects a great many residents living in Norland Conservation Area

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 in Hot Issues | 0 comments

The petition asks the Council to impose a condition on planning consents setting limits to the amount of noise and the hours of noisy work. Noise from construction sites, especially basements, has been a growing problem and is one of the main reasons that the Council developed its new planning policy to limit the scale of basement building and developed a new code of practice for construction sites. The new Basement Policy (CL7) seeks to...

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End of Mega basements in Kensington and Chelsea

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Hot Issues | 0 comments

This has been a major achievement for the Council and residents – read on! End of mega-basements in Kensington and Chelsea The Council’s new guidelines on basement developments will formally be adopted on 21 January at the next Full Council meeting. Basements will still be permitted but strict guidelines will now set limits on their scale. Highlights include: ·                     a reduction in the maximum extent...

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KS alert re Counters Creek Flood Alleviation Scheme Consultation

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Hot Issues | 0 comments

This is for those of you who were affected by the floods in 2007, or who may know people who were. It has been a long process to develop a solution to handling the surface water flooding with Thames Water and Ofwat.  At last, there is a proposal to construct a system of tunnels and holding tanks which will hopefully alleviate future flooding.  A major part of these plans involve the construction of a new storm relief sewer to capture storm...

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