Chief amongst those residents was Doctor James Thompson.
Commenting upon the decision James Thompson said,
“It is a testament to the persistence of residents’ groups that we have been able sustain pressure on the Council and then work with them to make a significant change in local planning directives. Now we need to ensure that all regulations are strictly enforced. In the words of Thomas Babington Macaulay: “The agony is somewhat abated”.
Doubtless, like Mr Bore, they will all be pushing their way to the front of the victory parade!
This is not the first time residents can feel grateful to James and Margaret Thompson.
This redoubtable couple beat off the council when Daniel Moylan tried to turn Sloane Square into something looking like the Birmingham Bullring.
The Planning Inspector has listened to residents....
as a result all future basement developments will be of one storey only; not more than 50% of gardens and none can be built under listed buildings. You can read the full report HERE
Jonathan Bore's cynical attempt(below) to claim some sort of credit has been greeted with howls of amusement.
The Planning Dept has had to be dragged kicking and screaming to support residents.
But Nick Paget-Brown was an important part of the mix in ensuring the Planning Dept bucked its ideas up...