Petition to: Help save one of the last green unmanaged 'communal' spaces in Maida Vale

We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to Help save one of the last green unmanaged 'communal' spaces in Maida Vale. More details

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Please help prevent the development of four new dwellings/houses with rear gardens in our unmanaged 'communal' garden on Essendine Road (no's 2-114 Essendine Mansions.) This is where our children grew up playing and where many of the elderly people on Essendine Road take a daily stroll as the park is just a step too far from them.

As the garden has never been managed we refer to it as the 'wild' garden and many of you who will have had the pleasure of visiting it will agree that this garden is nothing like any of the other 'communal' gardens in the area and it must be maintained in its current state.

Besides the fact that most of the garden will be replaced by residential property, we also have serious concerns over how the development will impact our houses. Think of subsidence. Also, access to emergency services (in case of a fire for example) is of serious concern as there is no sufficient access to the garden from the street. The only access to the garden is via a gate in between mansion blocks 50-60 and 62-72, which is too narrow. It will also effect parking on Essendine Road, which is a problem as it is currently.

Thank you.

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 Somer, Your petition has been rejected on the basis that planning applications already have established procedures in place to allow residents to submit representations in support or against the respective proposal. The following link will take you directly to the Westminster Council webpage where you can comment on planning applications: I hope that helps you to progress your objections to this application in the appropriate way. Kind Regards.