Articles and Press

 
 

This page has links to a number of articles in local and national press which are relevant to the Newcombe House development plan

Evening Standard article about the Mayor’s decision to approve the redevelopment of Newcombe House. The article quotes our Treasurer, Sam Dunkley (September 19th, 2018):

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/newcombe-house-latest-monstrosity-tower-will-be-built-after-london-mayor-sadiq-khan-overrules-a3939766.html

Blog post from THis Is North Kensington (THINK), ahead of Mayor Khan’s decision. HVRA is quoted (September 18th, 2018):

https://thisisnorthkensington.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/newcombe-house-redevelopment-for-or-against/

Highlighting developer-friendly planning processes (April 18th):

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/29/nearly-100-london-councillors-have-links-to-property-industry

Letter to The Evening Standard by Sam Dunkley, one of our Committee Members  (23rd April 2018).  Scroll down the page to see the letters:

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/letters/the-reader-take-more-drastic-steps-to-stem-the-tide-of-plastic-pollution-a3820876.html

Construction press article stating that over 500 tall towers are in the planning pipeline for London.  This was widely picked up in the national press (April 18th):

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2018/04/18/more-than-500-towers-planned-for-london/

Major issues with the Earl's Court development  (April 18th): 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/earls-court-property-row-forces-developer-capco-into-retreat-m7sh0btrd

The Times commenting on the proposed Newcombe House development (April 18th):

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sixties-symbol-thats-not-trendy-enough-for-notting-hill-ktzltsfbl8w 

Review of the King's Cross developments by the Guardian's architecture critic (Feb 2018):

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/09/gasholders-london-kings-cross-rebirth-google-hq

The Standard commenting on the Newcombe House controversy (Jan 2018):

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/notting-hill-split-over-new-plan-for-18storey-tower-block-and-treelined-square-a3750341.html

The piece by Simon Jenkins in the Standard mentioning Newcombe House (Oct 2017):

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/simon-jenkins-the-death-of-the-conservation-area-is-destroying-our-skyline-a3660701.html