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Nine Elms Bridge update

Wandsworth Council has come up with proposals to land the Nine Elms-Pimlico bridge on Grosvenor Road, near Churchill Gardens estate. Westminster City Council opposes this plan, especially given widespread concerns and objections raised by local people.

The Prince of Wales formally opens Cleveland Place

The public realm scheme at the junction of St James’s Street, Pall Mall and Cleveland Place was opened by Prince Charles on 4th March 2019. The public realm changes saw a new roundabout introduced and also extensive pavement and junction upgrades.

TfL announce Royal Oak no longer being considered for coach station

Ahead of our planned protest outside TfL’s offices later today and our 6,470 strong petition, TfL has announced today it is no longer pursuing the option of a coach station at Royal Oak. However, we will still be delivering our petition at 5.00 pm today (Thursday 14th March) to TfL to enforce the

Dolphin Square: Special Update

It is now fairly certain that the Dolphin Square planning application will be put before the Planning Committee by the end of April.

Sussex Gardens and Burwood Place made safer

Sussex Gardens is now safer for pedestrians and cyclists following the quietway and crossing works. We appreciate that there was some traffic disruption, not helped by Thames Water, but there has been a real improvement in safety as a result.

Update on tackling short lets around Hyde Park

Conservative led Westminster City Council is calling on the Government to introduce mandatory information sharing between councils and operators such as AirBNB, so that it can enforce the legal limit of 90 days a year for short lets.

Bayswater Councillors provide Heathrow update

Heathrow is holding a public consultation covering both the proposed third runway and also maximising the use of their two existing runways, which means more planes crossing London - up to 25 per hour or almost one every two minutes. Heathrow wants to spread the impact by expanding the flight pat

Councils given powers to block new phone boxes

Westminster already has about 1,000 phone boxes and last year conducted a survey into those around Oxford Street and Marble Arch, finding many neglected, out of service and/or disused.

Baker Street two way goes live

The Baker Street Two Way Scheme went live on Sunday 24th February. Councillors with past and present members of the Marylebone Association and St Marylebone Society gathered to watch traffic flow northwards along Baker Street for the first time in many decades.