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.
March 2019 update
The Newcombe House application is to be 'called in'
We are delighted to be able to tell you that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has decided to call in the Newcombe House planning application for his own determination. This follows requests for a call-in from HVRA and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), among others, and means that the Secretary of State will hold a Public Inquiry to decide on the application.
The Inquiry process provides residents with another chance to make their views on the application heard. HVRA will be working hard to represent the views of its members and the wider community. But to do that we will urgently need funds to pay for legal advice and any representations we make on your behalf. This is our last chance to oppose this application, so we would ask all members to renew their subscriptions and contribute to our fighting fund (see details below). Please also spread the word to any friends/neighbours who you think may be interested in joining our cause.
We will update supporters as soon as we have information about the timing of the Inquiry and HVRA's next steps.
Appointment of our new Chairman
We are pleased to announce that we have a new Chair, Sophie Massey-Cook. Sophie is a long-standing resident who has been actively involved in local heritage campaigns in RBKC and Westminster. At the Mayor’s Newcombe House hearing in September, Sophie spoke against the proposals on behalf of the Bayswater and South East Bayswater Residents’ Associations (BRA and SEBRA).
SAVE THE DATE: EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting for all members) Monday 13th May
We propose to hold an EGM on the evening of Monday 13thMay to discuss HVRA preparations for the public enquiry and formally to appoint our new Chairman. Please reserve the date in your diaries.
M&S Simply Food site, 146-164 Notting Hill Gate
Frogmore will be holding an exhibition to display plans to redevelop the Simply Food site and the three-storey buildings to its left ‘to bring new retail space and a hotel to the area’.
St John’s Church, Lansdowne Crescent Wednesday 27 March 6-9pm and
Saturday 30th March 10am-2pm.
2019 subscriptions due!
Please renew your subscription, or if not currently a member, please consider joining to support your community! Annual membership is £15 per person (although additional donations large & small are always welcomed...). Please click the ‘Become a Member’ button below.
Thank you so much for supporting our work for the benefit of our lovely area.
The HVRA Committee