Anyway, the interests of residents and planners are no longer aligned.
Reading the Evening Standard today you can smell LINK the raw greed of the awful Cluttons and their property spiv friends.
They relish the idea of destroying London's most beautiful vista to make multi-millions.
The sole consolation is that the excellent Simon Birkett is making it his business to do what is right for London and Londoners.
There is no greater campaigner than Birkett.
Imagine the power of an alliance between Birkett and Amanda Frame?
Predictably, nothing from the Knightsbridge Association, but at least we have the redoubtable Kensington Society run by the fierce, fiery and very bright Amanda Frame.
Sometimes, one wonders what the point of the Knightsbridge Association is.
They have stood by and watched the Arabisation of Brompton Rd and growth of the seedy and hideous Shisha pipe smoking cafes.
Frame and her KS should be a model for all other resident associations and Birkett? He deserves a K for his indefatigable service to Londoners.