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Michael is chairman of the Marylebone Association.

Tall Buildings- A Changing Environment

Tall Buildings- A Changing Environment

Westminster Council’s policy approach to tall buildings was, until recently, informed by a High Buildings Study which was undertaken in 2001. This was opened up slightly by the 2015 City Plan Revision, but even that concluded that the most appropriate location for tall buildings was the Paddington Opportunity Area and identified very limited scope for new tall buildings in the rest of Westminster, due to the settled character of the ‘townscape’ and significant concentration of heritage assets.

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Marylebone Forum - Report from the Annual General Meeting

Marylebone Forum - Report from the Annual General Meeting

phil wilsonThe Marylebone Forum AGM was held at the Marylebone Parish Church on the 26th January 2017 and commenced at 7.10 pm with an attendance of approximately 80 people. Proceedings were opened by Kevin Coyne as Forum Chairman. The Chairman welcomed everyone and gave a brief outline of progress to date and the items on the evening's agenda.  He also welcomed Rachael Ferry-Jones, Principal Policy officer at Westminster Council with responsibility for Neighbourhood Planning, and thanked her for attending. Ward Councillor for Bryanston and Dorset Square, Julia Alexander was also in attendance, and apologies were received from Councillor Jonathan Glanz, West End Ward. Thanks were given to Steven Evans Rector of Marylebone Parish Church for the use of the Church and supply of refreshments.

Photo: Phil Wilson addressing the meeting

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Oxford Street Traffic Free Day = Marylebone Bus Park !

Oxford Street Traffic Free Day = Marylebone Bus Park !

Part of Oxford Street was closed recently for “car free day” for Oxford Street, which in fact lasted for a whole weekend- with the usual predictable result for Marylebone - who is the Mayor kidding when he says this will improve air quality? The Mayor wants to close Oxford Street totally by 2018 so is this the future for Marylebone's Low Emission Neighbourhood? Lobby the Mayor about this before it is to late. Go to Healthy Streets and submit your comments

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Chairman's Report June 2016

Chairman's Report June 2016

This is my final report as Chairman of the Association as the AGM will mark the end of my three year term. It has been an agreeable experience and the time has passed all too quickly. As usual I outline below some of the more significant issues that have confronted us over the course of the year. This year we have had more than the usual number of changes to the Association Committee, consequently I have listed them below under their Committee headings for the sake of clarity.

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Recent Comments

Update to Fibre Optic Broadband rollout in Marylebone
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