Hammersmith and Fulham Council Withdraws King Street Plans
Change of mind said to be due to "mass opposition"
Hammersmith and Fulham Council have withdrawn plans to redevelop King Street due to opposition from local people, according to a message sent to the campaign group Save Our Skyline by the GLA.
The message said: "
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has withdrawn the stage II referral until further notice. It means that the Mayor is not required to take a decision at this time. The application is still live and therefore it may be referred back to the Mayor at a future date. This will be at the Council's discretion."
The report says that Hammersmith & Fulham council has withdrawn a planning application for a
£110m town hall redevelopment by Grainger and Helical, in the face of mass
" Our own consultation with the
community demonstrated a very high level of public support for the scheme."
The news represents a huge victory for Save Our Skyline, a group of local campaigners who have fought a long battle against the scheme, which would see the town hall extension demolished and the construction of a new public square, 290 new flats and a supermarket on the site of the Cineworld Cinema. It would also mean the demolition of buildings owned by the Pocklington Trust, providing homes for visually impaired people
We have asked Hammersmith and Fulham Council to comment on this story, and will bring you their reaction as soon as we receive it.
December 15, 2011