More about Newson’s Yard by BRA Chairman

We still have some time to oppose the development as the council has postponed determination of the application until 18th October 2016. You can submit objections directly to the Council: http://bit.ly/savenewsonstimberyard Newson’s Yard development has also been featured on BBC London news and can still be viewed online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DNyx16nvkI I stressed to the reporter the impact on the community if Travis Perkins were to close, in that any tradesman working locally would need to drive to Battersea for local supply...more time and more traffic pollution and not to mention the loss to the landscape people at Chelsea Flower show each year who use this local store as

Changes to Basement Policy

We were very pleased to hear that WCC will introduce a fee of £8,000 for anyone wanting to undertake basement developments in our area. These fees will pay for a dedicated team of officers who will better police the construction process to assist with noise and dust and all other issues which to date have been ad hoc mo natured on behalf of our members and other residents. Ironically, this suggestion was made by the BRA at the very first public meeting held in Chelsea Town Hall some five years ago when, together with the Considerate Basement Group headed by Dr James Thompson we commenced our campaign to better legislate basement developments.

Motcomb Street Improvements

Next Motcomb Street Public Realm Improvements Community Liaison Group meeting for residents will take place on Thursday 15th September from 6.30pm at the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. Next meeting for businesses will take place on Wednesday 14th September from 6.30pm at the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. Please RSVP by reply to Janet@soundingsoffice.com More information and notes from the last meeting.

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