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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

OBJECT URGENTLY TO THE ORANGERY BASEMENTS PLAN



A THING OF GREAT BEAUTY


The plan to build multi basements under the wonderful Hawksmoor/Vanbrugh Orangery at Kensington Place needs halting. Unless three objections are received the decision will be a delegated to the Director of Planning, Mr Stallwood....and that...we do not want... do we! So, the Dame says email planning@rbkc.gov.uk quoting PP/17/01414 and object on the grounds the basement construction......

  • contravenes CL 7  
  • The embargo of basements under Grade 1 listed buildings.

You can also go to the detailed application and object there LINK
This application is of such importance it must be democratically debated by the Planning Committee, not decided by developer friendly, Mr. Stallwood and, as one resident succinctly put it.... "A truly shoddy application. The 4 part Design Statement is incoherent and bitty. The application fee is £8,500 and the Community Infrastructure levy nearly £77k: waste of public money. The client is being led by the nose of greedy advisers: what on earth have works at St Martin's in the Fields got to do with messing up acres of Kensington Gardens? Shocking, and that's before you even get to issues of CL 7 and listed status."


7 comments:

  1. For some reason no public comments have yet been posted on the planning website in relation to this application. This is most unfortunate. A planning application is just that; to be judged on its merits or demerits. Perhaps the department is a little tardy in posting comments. It would be most unfortunate if local residents felt inhibited from criticising a planning application simply due to its source. Under the circumstances Kensington Palace would be well advised to quietly withdraw its application and seek a less controversial alternative.

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  2. This is a historic building and should not be disturbed. There can be no justification for a double basement. The Orangery is a central feature of the park which should be maintained as a peaceful leisure facility for Londoners. ANY traffic management plan will seriously disrupt the park, its wild life, and people using the park for peace and leisure. Augmenting the capacity of the Orangery for entertainment purposes will cause a nuisance t park users and set a precedent for other buildings.

    Whatever next?

    The consultation is bogus and the planning department seems to have been bedazzled by courtiers when giving pre application advice.

    A thoroughly shoddy episode

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  3. A truly shoddy application. The 4 part Design Statement is incoherent and bitty. The application fee is £8,500 and the Community Infrastructure levy nearly £77k: waste of public money. The client is being led by the nose of greedy advisers: what on earth have works at St Martin's in the Fields got to do with messing up acres of Kensington Gardens? Shocking, and that's before you even get to issues of CL 7 and listed status.

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    1. The whole climate of opinion at Kensingotn Palace has changed for the dreadful. The old stagers with one foot in the grave (eg Gloucester and Kent) are now yesterdays men and the new wasters (eg Will and Harry)have moved in and infected the Palace with bling. Huge new hedges to shield the sprogs from prying eyes, money from renting Perks Field, and developing the Orangery for profit. Not even Princess pushy got away with this greed

      The place is now peopled with ex trolly dollies (Doors to Manual) and second rate bit actresses from the ex colony.

      Dreadful, just dreadful

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  4. Thank you Dame. I have sent my letter of objection.

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  5. Dear Hornet readers,
    Please note the correct application reference number is PP/17/01413
    The closing date for objections is 13th April so please object and also encourage your neighbours.

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