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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Say ‘No’ to the Swiss Cottage tower!

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2014

You may be aware that the owners of 100 Avenue Road (the building at Swiss Cottage with Me Love Sushi, Ham&High, Mia) want to demolish it and build something much larger, including a 24-storey tower. For more information please have a look at Cllr Tom Simon’s recent email newsletters on this topic: December 2013: […]

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Information on HS2

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2014

We know that many Belsize residents are concerned about HS2 and its impact on the area. Please have a look at recent copies of our email newsletter on this topic: January 2014: February 2014: March 2014: April 2014: Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about HS2. Also, […]

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Adelaide Road housing development

by Tom Simon on 26 June, 2013

Camden Council has a proposal to increase housing in this area by building a new large development next to Blashford on Adelaide Road and a smaller development on the Fellows Rd Estate.   The drawings below show what is proposed for the Adelaide Rd development. Under the plans the garage will go and the medical […]

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HS2 meeting with Transport Minister Norman Baker

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2011

Camden Liberal Democrats have taken the case against High Speed 2 directly to the coalition government.   Transport Spokesperson Councillor Paul Braithwaite and Belsize Councillor Tom Simon met with Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Norman Baker on Tuesday and set out the concerns of local people in Camden.   Cllr Paul Braithwaite said, “This was an important opportunity for […]

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Residents’ relief at planning victory

by Tom Simon on 19 March, 2011

On Thursday evening at the Town Hall local residents and conservationists scored a stunning victory over plans to build a pair of modern 7-bedroom town houses in the heart of the Belsize Conservation Area. Following an energetic campaign by Belsize residents, Camden’s planning committee threw out the plans by a unanimous vote.

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by tomsimon on 23 December, 2010

The high speed rail link from London to Birmingham (HS2) has a new proposed route in London – right under Fellows Rd and the Chalcot Towers. Recently I attended a briefing and Q&A session by HS2 at the Town Hall. In case you are not aware there was a previous proposed route along King Henry’s […]

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UCL academy gets green light

by tomsimon on 8 August, 2010

Great news for Camden parents and children in both the north and the south of the borough. The coalition government has announced that three key schools projects are going to go ahead – the UCL sponsored academy on Adelaide Road, the rebuild of South Camden Community School and the rebuild of the outstanding Swiss Cottage […]

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Fans of the Belsize Conservation Area will be delighted to hear that a controversial application for a large and inappropriate garden house on Belsize Square was rejected by the Development Control Committee on the 24th June. It was a close vote of 6-4 against it going through, so the outcome can be put down to […]

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High Speed 2 Rail Link

by tomsimon on 28 April, 2010

Many local residents in the area around King Henry’s Rd are concerned about the High Speed 2 (HS2) proposal for a fast rail link from Euston to the Midlands and North of England, which involves tunnelling under homes in our area.  While all parties support HS2 in principle, the Liberal Democrat Transport Shadow Norman Baker […]

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