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.
11th September 2018
Decision Day: September 18th, 2pm, City Hall
Dear members and supporters,
The GLA received 437 objections and 41 comments in support by the extended 30th August "deadline", and their officers are now summarising these for the Mayor. The almost 800 previous objections to RBKC will also be "taken into account", and the weight of local objections remains very strong. We are grateful to all of you who took the trouble to write to the Mayor.
A key objector is RBKC, following the unanimous vote of its planning committee on August 7th (after they heard from our Chair and Vice Chair). Their 4 page objection is followed by 76 recommended conditions, and heads of terms for a Section 106 agreement if the Mayor does approve. In summary, we understand RBKC favour a “lower, denser” development. See:
Other notable objectors include "Skyline", SEBRA (Southeast Bayswater – with over 1200 members), Campden Hill Residents Association and Emma Dent Coad MP. If any of you wish to read the HVRA objection, please reply and we will forward it.
If you (or like-minded contacts) did not object already, further objections would still be useful. The reference number is GLA3109A and the email to write to is firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting attendance on Tuesday September 18th
As with the January 31st RBKC meeting, it would be helpful to have a good crowd of objectors at City Hall - and we understand Sadiq Khan is likely to decide there and then. City Hall is next to Tower Bridge (nearest underground is London Bridge, on the Jubilee line). The meeting starts at 2 pm. As it may be crowded, if you do attend it is advisable to get there a little early.
Thanks again for all your support, and we look forward to seeing many of you at City Hall.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
JOIN The Hillgate Village Residents’ Association/HVRA (annual membership £15 per person). Please confirm your Email address to receive our Newsletter and updates
WRITE to the Mayor at the Greater London Assembly at:
A Google search for 'GLA Newcombe House" will take you to their pages outlining the development and their reasons for calling it in. The RBKC planning application reference is PP/17/05782 if you'd like more detail from the Council website.
ATTEND and ENCOURAGE your friends and neighbours to attend the September public hearing at City Hall (date TBC).
FINALLY, PLEASE DONATE to our fighting fund! Account name: Hillgate Village Residents’ Association Sort code: 30 96 19 Account number: 26278968. Please send an email to us at email@example.com to let us know who you are and that you've paid a subscription/donation.