News and opinion on Bloomsbury’s famous built heritage, the threats it faces from overdevelopment and Camden’s planners, and work being done to protect it.
‘Planning Lawlessness’ as Camden Fails to Investigate Hundreds of Illegal Alterations to Historic Buildings
Round-the-clock work by planners and conservationists in Bloomsbury is at risk of becoming a farce as the BCAAC’s recent enforcement surveys indicate the majority of buildings in Bloomsbury have been illegally altered over the past ten years. Continue reading ‘Planning Lawlessness’ as Camden Fails to Investigate Hundreds of Illegal Alterations to Historic Buildings
Over the course of three months Camden’s planning department has breached the local authority’s constitution three times, illegally approving planning applications without the mandatory scrutiny of elected councillors. Continue reading Camden Breaches its Constitution for Third Time in Three Months
The enormous redevelopment scheme at 330 Gray’s Inn Road is the latest inappropriate planning application to have been rubber stamped by Camden’s Rubber Stamp Committee. Continue reading 330 Gray’s Inn Road Tower Rubber Stamped
Camden’s public engagement is a total farce. What can be done to take back control? Continue reading Camden’s ‘Public Engagement’ is a Total Farce
Love them or hate them, it is looking increasingly likely that the Conservatives will be the only party to mount a convincing challenge to the Labour ignorocracy in 2022. Continue reading The Conservatives are Likely Bloomsbury’s only Hope in 2022
Camden has been approving the majority of planning applications without even reading them fully, due to unprecedented planning demand. Continue reading Camden ‘Blindly Approving’ the Majority of Planning Applications, with Delays of Months and Years
Camden refuses application for a disabled couple’s lift as causing ‘too much harm’ to a Grade II terrace. But weeks later a glass conservatory at the Grade I Bedford Square is recommended for approval. Continue reading Outrage as Camden Recommends Bedford Square Glass Extension for Approval
Bloomsbury skyscraper developers reject negotiation and instead offer large opposition group a ‘chance to have a say on street level gardening’. Continue reading Bloomsbury Skyscraper Developer Taking Council and Residents for Fools
‘The Georgians Didn’t Have Lifts’: Disabled Man could be Forced out of home Following Rejection of Planning Application
A family in King’s Cross fear they will be forced out of their historic home after planners rejected an application for a lift at the rear of their property. Continue reading ‘The Georgians Didn’t Have Lifts’: Disabled Man could be Forced out of home Following Rejection of Planning Application
In an horrific act of urban vandalism, the former Royal Free Hospital on Gray’s Inn Road has been almost entirely demolished, as part of an application granted by Camden Council last year. Continue reading Beautiful Victorian Hospital Destroyed
Developers are trying to push through a huge tower in Bloomsbury visible from all throughout London. And Camden’s incredibly poor record on consultation has led developer LabTech to shun all efforts at local engagement. Continue reading Selkirk House / Travelodge Development: A Battle Looms
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