The Independent London Newspaper
19th April 2018


    Neighbours planning new homes project buy empty Belsize Park church

    Artist’s impression of the two semi-detached houses being proposed for Glenilla Road, Belsize Park

    Published: 26 January, 2017

    NEIGHBOURS living in a street in Belsize Park have clubbed together to buy an empty church and build new homes for themselves.

    50 metre tree in Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig's back garden faces chop over root cracks

    The tree in Camden Town and Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz [Pic: Georges Bard]

    Published: 11 January, 2017

    A SOARING plane tree in the back garden of Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig is under threat after a neighbour claimed its roots are damaging their home.

    Judge tells Town Hall it was wrong over Quadrant Grove basement dig

    Published: 7 December, 2016

    A HIGH COURT judge has quashed a Town Hall decision that allowed a homeowner to dig out a basement under his Victorian cottage without planning permission.

    Bid to add roof terrace for guests at luxury hotel in old council offices

    The old 'annexe' buildig at Camden Town Hall

    Published: 21 November, 2016

    NEIGHBOURS of a luxury hotel set to open in Camden Council’s former offices in King’s Cross have urged planners to throw out a proposal to add a roof terrace for guests.

    Covent Garden residents fight plan to install roof terrace on warehouse

    Published: 21 November, 2016

    COVENT Garden campaigners fear that plans for a huge new roof terrace on top of an office in the heart of Seven Dials could disturb residents.

    Roof terrace homes development will still overshadow West Hampstead, objectors claim

    West Hampstead

    An artist's impression of how the flats blocks in West End Lane will look

    Published: 27 October, 2016

    CAMPAIGNERS who fear blocks of flats planned for West Hampstead will overshadow neighbouring homes have said that adding a private roof terrace to the scheme “adds insult to injury”.

    Green light for Vale of Health house plans

    Published: 14 October, 2016

    TWIN brothers who became embroiled in a long-running planning battle to renovate their Hampstead home have been given the green light to start work. 

    Arriving soon: New public garden planned for King's Cross railwaylands regeneration site

    How the gardens in King's Cross will look

    Published: 29 September, 2016

    A NEW public garden and nature reserve is being planned for a patch of industrial land in King’s Cross.

    Quiet please, the players are ready: Planners set to umpire row over Hampstead tennis club's floodlights bid

    [Pic: Michael Duxbury]

    Published: 29 September, 2016

    FOR tennis fans the gentle sound of balls pinging to and fro across a lawn court might conjure up nostalgic memories of a spot of jovial mixed ­doubles on long, red-sky summer evenings. 

    Approved: Camden Council gives go-ahead for Athlone House restoration

    How Athlone House will look

    Published: 8 September, 2016

    A £35 million restoration scheme of Highgate mansion Athlone House is set to get underway after the Town Hall's Planning Committee unaminously passed plans to convert the former hospital

    Planning inspector to review bid to demolish Lee Cooper founder's Hampstead bungalow

    No. 22 Frognal Way, was commissioned by Harold Cooper

    Published: 18 August, 2016

    THE owners of a bungalow mansion in Hampstead, originally commissioned as a family home by the founder of the Lee Cooper jeans brand, have appealed to a planning inspector in a bid to finally win p

    Belsize Park church gets ready to bulldoze its vicarage

    Published: 7 June, 2016

    A BELSIZE Park church has unveiled plans to demolish its vicarage and replace it with three private homes. 

    Camden Council starts 'enforcement investigation' after woman paints her Belsize Park house pink

    The house is painted in 'cinder rose' pink

    Published: 2 June, 2016

    NEIGHBOURS have rallied around a woman told by the Town Hall that she has broken planning rules by painting a property in a picturesque Belsize Park street... pink.

    'House basement dig is not about making money' insists family in Flask Walk home improvement row

    Some residents fear plans to excavate a basement in Hampstead will lead to disruption from construction traffic

    Published: 26 May, 2016

    A FAMILY who triggered a series of objections with plans to dig out a new basement in a historic Hampstead street have pleaded with neighbours not to see them as money-grabbers who are simply inter