News and long reads in Bloomsbury, relating to the built environment and local democracy. Featured in The Times, Financial Times, and Architects’ Journal, among others.
“I conclude that the decision-making processes … were seriously flawed, and the decisions were not a rational response to the issues which arose as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” – Mrs Justice Lang Continue reading Infamous ‘London Streetspace’ Quashed in High Court
A flurry of planning applications made in 2020 threatens to change the character of King’s Cross forever. In a photo-essay, I delve into the long history of King’s Cross, and why new development trends will likely destroy one of London’s most precious areas. Continue reading The End of King’s Cross?
The BCAAC has welcomed two new members, got a new website, given feedback on an unprecedented number of applications, and much more this year. Continue reading Bloomsbury Conservation Areas Round-Up 2020
As we come to the end of 2020, it is time to celebrate the best of the changes made to the world-famous environment of Bloomsbury. Continue reading Bloomsbury Environment Awards 2020
Opinion: Camden’s cabinet use ignorance as a powerful tool to suppress and undermine political opposition at its roots. In observing local affairs in Camden, one is frequently astonished by the astronomical levels of ignorance shown by Camden’s ruling cabinet. It is sometimes so extreme, so absurd, that one is almost convinced that the cabinet’s councillors … Continue reading The Politics of Ignorance
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
Freedom of Information response reveals less than half of Bloomsbury’s nine councillors live anywhere near Bloomsbury. Continue reading How can our Local Politicians Represent us if they aren’t Local?
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
Development proposals opposite King’s Cross St Pancras are deemed to be unacceptable by amenity societies and community groups.
The street environment of Bloomsbury is uncared for and needs proper protection.
Investigating Camden’s activities in Bloomsbury, and reporting on its successes and failures.
The heritage of Bloomsbury is internationally significant, but Camden’s planning and funding strategy is slowly eroding it.
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