Search

Campaigners take fight to stop New End nurses home development to Eric Pickles

PUBLISHED: 13:52 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:59 18 February 2015

Heathside Preparatory School pupils and parents protest against the redevelopment of New End nurses' hostel last year. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Heathside Preparatory School pupils and parents protest against the redevelopment of New End nurses' hostel last year. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Community campaigners who have fiercely opposed plans to turn the former New End nurses home in Hampstead into luxury flats will appeal to local government secretary Eric Pickles in a final bid to stop the development.

Camden Council refused planning permission to demolish the 1930s derelict nurses’ hostel in New End and turn it into a seven-storey luxury flat complex in a unanimous vote in 2013.
But developers Karawana Holdings Limited launched an appeal against the decision and the Planning Inspectorate ruled last month that the works can go ahead.

Marika Cobbold, of the community campaign, said: “We in Hampstead are made of sterner stuff and do not let what appears to be a hopeless situation overcome our sense of outrage and desire to have our voices heard.

“That is why we are appealing to the Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government, Mr Eric Pickles MP, to revoke this planning consent.”

Campaigners may also consider launching a judicial review.

In the meantime they have prepared a petition inviting the developers to sell the land to the community to be developed for affordable housing.

Related articles

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

09:11

A man has died after a fire broke out in a first floor flat on Brassey Road in West Hampstead.

09:18

Highgate’s historic Prince of Wales pub has temporarily closed for a £250,000 refurbishment but its new manager has moved to allay fears that the traditional boozer will lose its character.

Friday, November 16, 2018

I live in the north west of London in the United Kingdom. Like the rest of the country, I have been looking on in bewilderment at the Brexit deal while politicians on both sides of the house vie for political supremacy. Divisions in government make for good news headlines but do nothing for the public’s confidence in its institutions.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Normally we celebrate one business of the week – but today we’ve got three!

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Routemaster bus will take 72 passengers on a journey through Greek Cypriot history, via Camden and Holloway, on Sunday.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The latest twist in the saga of a Hampstead landlord who refuses to pay a controversial levy saw him bring a top barrister to his court hearing.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Opponents of the 100 Avenue Road development suffered a major blow last night as Camden voted through a controversial plan that will funnel seven lorries a day through residential streets in Swiss Cottage.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The families left homeless by the fire that destroyed the upper floors of Willow House in East Finchley last week said Barnet Council treated them “like ants to be squashed” in the immediate aftermath of the fire.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now