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Save The Swan and Edgar Pub - Public Enquiry against change of use

Save The Swan and Edgar Pub - Public Enquiry against change of use

For those of you still interested in what is happening to the former pub in Linhope St known as the Swan and Edgar and latterly The Feathers, here is some information. After two failed change of usage attempts, two failed appeals and a failed attempt to have the asset of community value listing removed by the developer, Westminster council have called for a public enquiry.

Westminster planning will be supported at the hearing by a barrister, Westminster licensing, building regs and Fleurets (business property experts).The evidence points to the developers losing this public enquiry and then they cannot apply for change of usage again. Below is the information on times and location of the hearing should you wish to attend.

All are welcome and a show of support could help the case.


TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
The Feathers, 43 Linhope Street, LONDON, NW1 6HL

Appellant’s Name:

Montagu One Limited (on behalf of Mr Peter Siebenborn)
Appeal Reference No:
APP/X5990/W/15/3024042
Time:10.00 AM
Date: 14th June 2016 for 6 days
Venue: Rooms 1A, B and C, 17th Floor, City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

A public inquiry will be held by the Planning Inspectorate into a planning appeal at this site, the date and venue have now been fixed as above.

Anyone wishing to view the evidence prepared should phone the Appeals Officer on the above number to check the information is available before visiting City Hall.

The appeal follows refusal of planning permission by the City Council.

Interested persons may attend if they wish, (personally, or through a representative), and at the Inspector’s discretion, give their views.

Guidance on this appeal procedure is available by going to www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs and clicking on ‘Guidance on the appeal process’. Alternatively, please contact Planning Appeals using the details above.

When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Portal.

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Howard de Walden Estate appoints new Chief Executive

Howard de Walden Estate appoints new Chief Executive

In February 2016 an announcement was made that after nearly 20 years with The Howard de Walden Estate, Toby Shannon would be retiring as Chief Executive in September 2016. Today they have announced who will succeed Toby Shannon.

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ZSL London Zoo's New Community Newsletter

ZSL London Zoo's New Community Newsletter

It’s been a busy year for ZSL and in light of this they have put together a newsletter to make sure everyone is up to date with ZSL London Zoo’s plans and positions on a variety of important local matters. The newsletter is attached. pdfZSL Community Newsletter 2.32 MB15/04/2016

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Portman Square Fountain - Restoration Starts

Portman Square Fountain - Restoration Starts

Restoration work of the historic drinking fountain and memorial on Portman Square has been started. The fountain has stood on the site since 1887 when it was generously donated by Lady Hamilton through the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. Now, when half of Britain’s water fountains are no longer in use, The Portman Estate is funding this restoration to bring back clean drinking water, help reduce waste and revitalise a piece of Marylebone’s history. More information here

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The Marble Arch Business Improvement District Launched

The Marble Arch Business Improvement District Launched

 The Marble Arch Business Improvement District has been launched after businesses in the area voted for the programme which will see c.£2.5m invested over five years. Businesses voted in February 2016 to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for the Marble Arch area, with 78% voting in favour, rising to 88% by rateable value. Turnout was 60%. The result of the ballot was declared by City of Westminster’s Returning Officer on Friday 26 February.

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New single organisation formed to run the Royal Parks

New single organisation formed to run the Royal Parks

A new single organisation to run the Royal Parks has been announced. Please find below a letter from Andrew Scattergood, CEO The Royal Parks with more details.

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