Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Earl's Court Area Action Group

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 and here is the link: 


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 RBK C 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



Anonymous said...

Help save a bit of 'our London' don't let it be replaced by empty flats with foreign owners.

Editorial said...

Gonna get all my family to sign

Don't let the money men turn this into an expensive Desert