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14/06/2017

Appeal: Loss of social housing halts 17-storey Kensington scheme

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An inspector has blocked plans to replace a ‘shabby and tired’ 1960s building at Notting Hill Gate with a 17-storey mixed-use tower and associated buildings, ruling that the proposed total loss of social housing was not necessary to make the scheme viable.

The appeal relates to a cluster of linked buildings near Notting Hill Gate underground station in West London. They include Newcombe House, a large ‘slab’ tower that has been described by Kensington and Chelsea Council as an “eyesore”, and Royston Court, a five-storey building containing 20 social housing units. Both parties agreed that the 1960s development has become &.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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