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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.

The Politics of Ignorance

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

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Belgrove House

Development proposals opposite King’s Cross St Pancras are deemed to be unacceptable by amenity societies and community groups.

Camden make Significant Error in Belgrove House Assessment

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 to write appraisals for their conservation areas, which are an attempt to document the special … Continue reading Camden make Significant Error in Belgrove House Assessment

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Street Environment

The street environment of Bloomsbury is uncared for and needs proper protection.

COVID and LTN Sagas have Exposed True Extent of Camden’s ‘Local Tyranny’

The ongoing controversies surrounding Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) and road closures under cover of COVID have exposed the true extent of Camden’s ‘local tyranny’, but also its utter incompetence. Only the Camden’s arrogance can be blamed for the spectacular failure of its schemes. Continue reading COVID and LTN Sagas have Exposed True Extent of Camden’s ‘Local Tyranny’

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Camden

Investigating Camden’s activities in Bloomsbury, and reporting on its successes and failures.

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Heritage

The heritage of Bloomsbury is internationally significant, but Camden’s planning and funding strategy is slowly eroding it.

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