Fitzrovia community group heaps scorn on Westminster Council’s plans for taller and bulkier buildings

Fitzrovia News

A Fitzrovia community group has added its voice to criticism of Westminster Council’s proposals to increase the number of tall and denser buildings allowed to accommodate economic and population growth.

Map of the City of Westminster showing policy areas. Building Heights in Policy Context. Source: Westminster Council.

The Council before it revises its City Plan wants to hear the public’s views in an eight week consultation on how it should shape the city of the future.

“Delivering the numbers of jobs and homes growth will bring means we have to look at ways of making best use of the sites we have, including building higher and denser — and considering the scope for tall buildings, while protecting the places and spaces that make Westminster special,” says Daniel Astaire, cabinet member for planning and public realm at Westminster City Council.

However, Astaire’s strategy for growth is doomed to failure says a professional architect and town planner.

“Economic growth will not occur if Westminster…

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