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To: Westminster Council, South Planning Team.
Duke of Westminster's destruction of a historic timber yard in London
Dear Westminster City Council, please stop the destruction of a historic 175 year old timber yard and six surrounding galleries.
Why is this important?
The wealthiest Englishman in this country, the Duke of Westminster, whose property company, the Grosvenor Estate, made half a billion pounds gross profit in their last financial year, want to redevelop six small independent galleries on the Pimlico Road, London, two of which have been trading from the same galleries for 50 years between them. The proposed redevelopment will oust many from their homes, demolishing their small 19th century galleries, retaining the facades, to create three vast showrooms by incorporating a 175 year old timber yard, the last remaining timber yard from the early Victorian period still in use today for its intended purpose.
Please see attached articles:
World Of Interiors article on the Timber Yard by Phillip Davies 'Logging the Past' October 2015
How it will be delivered
We will deliver our signatures and letters of objection for the attention of The South Planning Team, Westminster. Once a planning application has been applied for early 2016.