Petition to: require the current proposals for redevelopment of Whiteleys to be amended to ensure the new structure does not block the daylight to neighbouring properties, retains the special architectural feature of Whiteleys, is low-rise enough to be in keeping with the Bayswater Conservation area, contains affordable housing and public parking and has a workable transport plan which prioritises road safety and smooth traffic circulation.

We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to require the current proposals for redevelopment of Whiteleys to be amended to ensure the new structure does not block the daylight to neighbouring properties, retains the special architectural feature of Whiteleys, is low-rise enough to be in keeping with the Bayswater Conservation area, contains affordable housing and public parking and has a workable transport plan which prioritises road safety and smooth traffic circulation. More details

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A proposal has been submitted to demolish Whiteleys and replace it with a major development including a hotel, two residential towers up to 10 storeys high and a retail area. The twin towers will dominate the Bayswater Conservation area and the new development will block daylight from flats in Kensington Gardens Square and Queensway. The plan includes digging down to 3 basement levels, risking subsidence to neighbouring buildings and displacement of ground water, increasing flooding risk in the area. It means removing huge quantities of earth, with up to 90 major construction vehicle movements a day through our narrow roads, endangering road safety and disrupting traffic flow. There is no plan for affordable housing or public parking, and little or no benefit for local people. We believe the height of the development should be capped at a maximum of 5 storeys, and the depth limited to two basement levels in total. We call on the Council to ensure this development protects the right to light of existing residents, offers real benefits to the community and is managed in a way which minimises noise and disruption for Bayswater residents.

Petition Rejected

This petition has been rejected because:

  • It was an issue for which an e-petition is not the appropriate channel

Additional information about this rejection:
Dear Ms Wyver, Your e-petition has been rejected due to the following reason below: "Other procedures apply if the petition is one of the following: planning or license application" Comments can be made on individual planning applications through the Council's website, a link to the specific page is provided below: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/comment-planning-application