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URGENT - Our full-range King’s Road M&S and its essential 105 parking spaces will be reduced to 5 spaces (that were particularly relied on by the elderly) and a smaller Simply Food M&S shop, if developers are granted planning permission in a few weeks. Developers plan to raze the M&S shop and replace it with a much taller (53% in the front and 93% higher to the rear) structure with glass tower and office space, better suited to the City than the iconic King’s Road.
Please make an objection to Save King’s Road before the RBKC Planning Committee meets this month to make a decision on this site which has NO conservation restriction whatsoever so IF approved can have Carte Blanche!
UPDATE: This application will now NOT be determined by the 21st June. At this time, a committee date has NOT been scheduled for this application. There is NO update on the Developer’s plans so we must await their next move!
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This development WAS approved by RBKC Planning Committee in March 2021. This was decided despite many locals’ knowledge during the COVID period. This is bizarre, since many residents were conveniently NOT consulted. Our goal is to ensure local residents, particularly in Royal Avenue and Tryon Street, and its neighbours, are not adversely affected by the construction management and end result. The Chelsea Society advised the developers as to the need to blend their redevelopment into the axis south of the development in Royal Avenue and Royal Hospital (yet this was apparently ignored). Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II in 1682 as a retreat for veterans and to this day hosts the Chelsea Pensioners. The Plan is a storey too high and the design more in keeping with Oxford St than King’s Rd. It is too late to stop the approval BUT we can have a say final say on the architectural plan itself but we need YOUR help. Please email your suggestions for amendments ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org to make your comments!
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