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Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Dear Save Earl’s Court Supporter

We have an URGENT request for you to help us by signing a NEW petition which calls for the immediate halt of the implementation of the Reserved Matters for the demolition of the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. It is addressed to Nick Paget-Brown, leader of Kensington and Chelsea council 

Why is this important? The Earl’s Court Area Action Group explains…

The Reserved Matter conditions to demolish the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre in the first quarter of 2015 have been published and are to be decided by the borough of Kensington and Chelsea by 27 August 2014 – so time is of the essence!
The original planning applications required the consent from the two London boroughs and were jointly approved in November 2012. In May 2014 the Labour Party overthrew the Conservative majority in Hammersmith and Fulham. This was a game changer… 
• Since such time Hammersmith and Fulham have commissioned a review of all agreements and transactions associated with the proposed development and have announced a ‘pause’ to all dealings with the developer.
• The District Valuer’s Report, determining the value of the planning gain is being questioned, with the potential for a re-valuation of the entire site.
• TfL’s feasibility study on the relocation of the Lillie Bridge Engineering Depot is inconclusive as to its future and further investment has been made at this Depot.
• Tesco’s amended application for 100 West Cromwell Road
• The developers do not own all the land in Application 1

It is rumoured that the developers in light of the ‘pause’ in Hammersmith and Fulham will concentrate on the RBKC Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road as a standalone development. This is against RBKC core policy and the impact assessment studies supporting the original applications will become redundant—this should be resisted. If demolished this could be another Battersea Power Station—a ruin for years and a loss to the local, national and international economy.

Call for a halt to the process, sign the NEW petition above today and help save Earls Court Exhibition Centre!

Thank you for your support,
Earl's Court Area Action Group
Please click on the link below to sign......


  1. Protest is a waste of time. Mr Bore and his Planning Department, aided by fast asleep Tory Councillors like Warrwick and Mackover, have stitched up the whole thing already with the developers. The "pre approval" process, which excludes residents and representative bodies like the Kensington Society and Resident Associations, are excluded from this process. Dame, it is a done deal. Hypocrisy and corruption. Hornton Street style.

    In the Royal Borough, money talks. Big time.

  2. Fly On The Wall6 August 2014 at 11:45

    The Kensington Society has repeatedly protested about the corruption of the "pre approval" process where democracy is well and truly shafted. It is a huge scandal

    1. Chairman of the Kensington Society, Amanda Frame, is routinely snubbed by Mr Bore and Cllr Warrick. A gross abuse of power.


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