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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17th July 2018

New proposals for Newcombe House submitted to Mayor

We have heard that new proposals for Newcombe House have been submitted to the Mayor by the developers.  They can be found here:

An overview of the key changes can be found here:

Overall there is very little change to the height and design of the tower block, so it looks like the developers have not amended their design to take RBKC and residents' concerns into account.

Other sections of the building have actually increased in height, and there is an enhanced allocation of affordable housing.

The deadline for objections is 10th August - not ideal as many of our supporters will be away at precisely this time.  So please put in an objection if you possibly can - each one will be vital!

Objections must to be made to:

With many thanks,

The HVRA Committee


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 to let us know who you are and that you've paid a subscription/donation.