The Hillgate Village Residents' Association grew out of the concern for the preservation of the colourful Victorian terraced cottages.

The area is in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and in planning terms is a conservation area. Its unique character is loved both by the residents and also by the many many tourists who visit and admire it every day.

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Notice of a special meeting of HVRA at 7.00pm on Tuesday 15th May 2018
The Bethesda Baptist Church, Kensington Place, London W8 7PP

To all members and supporters of the Hillgate Village Residents' Association:

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has "called in" the application for Newcombe House and will now “act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the application”. The Mayor will schedule a public hearing over the summer at City Hall where he will listen to submissions and decide on the application.
Members of your Executive Committee spoke to RBKC’s Planning Committee last January which concluded that the current application to develop Newcombe House should not be approved.  We now propose to continue our opposition to the developer’s plans for Newcombe House at the Mayor of London’s forthcoming public hearing.  In advance of the hearing we propose taking whatever reasonable actions we think necessary to support our position.  We would like HVRA membership to confirm that the Committee has a mandate for this new task so we can assert validly to the Mayor that we are speaking on your behalf.

Newcombe house planning application rejected

Many thanks to everyone that attended the Planning Committee meeting on 31st January.  

9 on the decision-making committee voted against the application with 2 in favour so the application was rejected.

The next step is for the Mayor of London to decide whether to take over the decision on this application.

Thank you so much for your support,

The HVRA Committee