SAVE OUR SOUTH KENSINGTON
63-81 Pelham Street proposal
The Wellcome Trust has submitted plans for a huge, oversized office block on Pelham Street which is over twice the size of the building it's replacing.
See the proposals and write to RBKC to object:
Around Tube Station Development
UPDATE: RBKC PLANNING HEARING SET FOR 10th MAY
RBKC still wants to hear your views. Click here to object:
Felicity Buchan, MP for Kensington
Whilst South Kensington station needs step-free access and increased capacity, which revealingly TfL has now cancelled, this application is mostly about massive developments surrounding the station that would inflict significant harm on the conservation area and listed buildings that make South Kensington special.
I am therefore joining local residents in opposing this planning application.
Rory Stewart, former Minister and London Mayoral candidate
I think this is a terrible example of development. We should be working much more closely with communities and respecting the surrounding built environment, and the heritage and context of the area. A community-led approach would deliver more affordable housing, more quickly, without having a negative impact on the surrounding area.
Julian Lloyd Webber, Musician and President of Onslow Neighbourhood Association
TfL’s appalling proposals for the redevelopment of the South Kensington Station fly in the face of everything that was previously promised and, if passed, would result in yet another bland, commercial development which would destroy South Kensington’s unique character forever.
Cllr Greg Hammond, Cllr Janet Evans, Cllr Quentin Marshall, Cllr Sof McVeigh, Tony Devenish AM, Cllr Mary Weale,
As elected representatives for the areas including and adjacent to South Kensington station, we believe that this proposal is one of the clearest cases of over-development in terms of height and density, and a design philosophy that ignores the world-famous heritage of this very special urban village. We strongly urge refusal of both Planning Application PP/20/03216 for developments in and around the station and its associated Listed Building Consent Application LB/20/03217.
Thurloe Owners and Leaseholders Association (TOLA)
The Kensington Society
Pelham Residents Association (PRA)
Ovington Square Residents Association
Earl's Court Square Residents Association
Milner Street Area Residents' Association
South Kensington & Queen's Gate Residents Association
Drayton Neighbourhood Association
Melton Court Residents Association
SouthKen Station Tenants Association
South Kensington Business Association
Cllr. Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of the Council, RBKC
"We want to work with residents…for the good of this place and the people who live here. First and foremost, that means listening to our communities, fully engaging people in decisions that affect them, and properly balancing professional judgment with the lived experience of our residents…We put residents at the heart of everything we do."