The 'Hillgate Hussars' Hit the Headlines!

A great article supporting our cause in the Standard:


Newcombe House: New planning application

Notting Hill Gate KCS (the developer of Newcombe House) has submitted a new planning application to redevelop Newcombe House following the rejection of their earlier application by both RBKC and more recently by the Planning Inspector at appeal.  The new application is identical to the earlier one in all material respects, with the exception of a new provision of limited "affordable" housing on-site.  

The application can be viewed on the RBKC web site at by clicking on the Documents tab above the table showing a summary of the application.

We have until 13th October 2017 to submit comments on the above link.  Click on the Comment tab at the top of the page and you will be presented with a form to complete.  Be sure to select Objection in the Reason for Commenting box at the beginning of the form, since that is how the responses are classified in the material that goes to the Planning Committee for decision.

There are a number of reasons for continuing to object to the application that you can include in the Comments box:

  • Provision of social housing is below the Mayor of London’s target of 35% for a major development.
  • A development of luxury flats is inappropriate in the current climate, especially in RBKC.
  • The flats would very likely be bought as investments, adding little to the area’s vibrancy.
  • Despite the Inspector’s view that the development is acceptable with regard to character, appearance and design, the height and massing is inappropriate for the site and this neighbourhood.

I am sure that you will be able to think of other points you can raise.

Please take a few moments to comment on the new application before 13th October.  This application will be looked at very closely by RBKC’s Planning Committee, and we all need to let them know what we think.

Grenfell Tower

We are all devastated by the  terrible fire at Grenfell Tower and our thoughts are with everyone affected.

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation have an appeal for funding with support from London Funders and the London Emergency Trust Fund. To donate please click here and when you have indicated the amount you wish to donate, tick the box Grenfell Tower Appeal. Every penny raised will go to those affected.

Please be aware that tragically, there are fraudulent fund-raising sites asking for donations for those affected by this tragedy.  Whether you donate via the K&C Foundation or elsewhere, please ensure that you are doing so via a legitimate organisation.

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