First of two consultations on Oxford Street transformation opens

Shoppers, taxis and buses at Oxford Circus.

Residents can now make comments on the first of two consultations for the proposed changes to Oxford Street.

The first consultation concerns only the Oxford Street west section — between Orchard Street and Oxford Circus — but changes there will have an impact on streets in Fitzrovia to the east. Two further sets of consultations will be carried out for Marble Arch area and Oxford Street east from Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court road.

Fitzrovia News has some background to this consultation here.

View the consultation which runs until 18 June 2017: Have your say on the transformation of Oxford Street.

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Planning appeal: site outside 246 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7QU

Camden bin.

An appeal has been made against Camden Council’s decision to refuse advertising consent for the installation of double-sided structure integral to a new bus shelter to display two internally illuminated digital screens facing the highway and two internally illuminated poster panels facing the footway on a site outside 246 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7QU.

The appeal will be heard by written representations. Documents relating to this appeal will be published on the Planning Inspectorate planning website here: APP/X5210/Z/17/3170709.

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Planning appeal decision: 29 Riding House Street, London W1W 7DX

Planning inspectorate logo.A planning inspector has allowed an appeal against a refusal by Westminster City Council to grant planning permission for a mansard roof extension at 29 Riding House Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7DX.  Continue reading

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Licensing application: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH

Outside of building.

A licensing application has been submitted to Westminster City Council by 37-41 Mortimer Opco Ltd for premises at: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JH. Continue reading

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Older Fitzrovia newsletter, April and May 2017

British Museum Outreach will be bringing a mystery collection of objects to Fitzrovia Court on Wednesday, 26 April, 2-3pm. Come and explore different times and cultures through the things people made and used! Free. 

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Licensing application: The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN

Corner view of hotel.

An application has been made to Camden Council to vary the premises licence for The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN.

The applicant wants approval of alterations to the layout of the basement and ground floor, and to vary the hours for the sale of alcohol, recorded music and late night refreshment to non residents from 08.00 to 02.00 daily. The supply of alcohol, to hotel residents and their bona fide guests shall remain as 24/7 as will late night refreshment.

You can view the application and make a comment here.

Last date for representation: 08/05/2017

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, March 2017

Camden bin.

There were 44 planning applications registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during March 2017.

Please download the pdf to see a summary of all applications and make a comment: bloomsbury-planning-march-2017

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Westminster planning applications in Fitzrovia, March 2017

City of Westminster bin.

There were 38 planning applications registered by Westminster city council during March 2017 in the Westminster part of Fitzrovia. To view the applications and make a comment, see the summary list below. (This list was corrected on Friday 7 April to include 5 additional applications.)  Continue reading

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Licensing applications: Tesco, 10-16 Goodge Street, and 124-125 Tottenham Court Road

Tesco shop branding on front of store.

Tesco Stores Limited has made an application to Camden Council to vary the premises licence for two of its Fitzrovia stores. Both applications seek to remove the Good Friday and Christmas Day trading restriction and sell alcohol from 6.00am to 11pm every day of the week.  Continue reading

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Licensing application: The George, 55 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7LQ

Front of pub.

The Crown Estate Commissioners has applied to Westminster City Council for a new premises licence for: The George, 55 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7LQ.  Continue reading

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