Articles written by a committee member of BRAG and the BCAAC, relating to the built environment of Bloomsbury, the street environment and its cleanliness, community issues and campaigns, and failures of local authority administration and democracy. Views expressed strictly those of the author.
Featured in Londonist, the Camden New Journal, and Planning in London.
Opinion: The Outernet planning decision reaffirms that Camden’s special relationship with major development companies has crossed the line. Continue reading Long Read: Camden and Developers too Close for Comfort
Once thought to be eradicated, a new case of Dossing Sweeper Disease (DSD) has been diagnosed in the Flaxman Terrace area. Continue reading New Case of Dossing Sweeper Disease
Interviews with senior Camden councillors and has settled the Members Briefing Panel Controversy. Part 4 of a 4 part series, featured in the Planning in London magazine. Continue reading Inside Information: The Briefing Panel
Three hour on-street meeting with Camden officers and analysis of Veolia contract reveals Camden’s complicity in Veolia’s shortcuts. Continue reading Long Read – Who does Camden Serve?
Development proposals opposite King’s Cross St Pancras are deemed to be unacceptable by amenity societies and community groups.
Work to ensure that redevelopment of Belgrove House respects the heritage of the area has taken a new turn as it is discovered that Camden made a significant error in their assessment of the site’s historic interest. Camden are required … Continue reading Camden make Significant Error in Belgrove House Assessment
The street environment of Bloomsbury is uncared for and needs proper protection.
We value the walls of our city – the vertical aspects of its historic architecture. But what of the floor of our city, the streets between our buildings? Continue reading A Forgotten Part of London’s Heritage
Filthiness in Camden stems not from budget cuts or litter louts but from a widespread culture of laziness, apathy, and a willingness to accept anything as ‘inevitable’. Continue reading Camden’s Filth is Symptomatic of Wider Dysfunction
Camden Council is plagued by incompetence and its political leadership is ignorant of local issues.
Camden and the GLA prove their total obliviousness to the importance of heritage in today’s decision to approve the demolition of much of the historic Royal Free Hospital on Gray’s Inn Road. Continue reading Historic Hospital Demolition Approved
A London-wide bylaw is set to be introduced to control dockless bicycles. Continue reading Dockless Bicycles: Consultation Upcoming
The heritage of Bloomsbury is internationally significant, but Camden’s planning and funding strategy is slowly eroding it.
Monstrosity proposed at Belgrove House, King’s Cross St Pancras. We need your help to ensure that it is defeated. Continue reading Monstrosity Proposed on Euston Road
Bloomsbury has outgrown the status of Conservation Area, and requires something new to properly protect its heritage. ‘A conservation area is an area of special historic or architectural interest, the appearance or character of which it is desirable to preserve … Continue reading Bloomsbury’s Heritage is At Risk
UCL have been working on an online application to map information about the buildings of London. Continue reading UCL Launches Excellent Mapping Resource
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