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To: Westminster Council, South Planning Team.

Duke of Westminster's destruction of a historic timber yard in London

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.
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Please see attached articles:

www.thepimlicoroad.com/newsons-yard

NEW ARTICLE: http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2016/jan/27/pimlico-dealers-protest-against-redevelopment/

https://londonhistorians.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/sigh-more-luxury-flats-pimlico-this-time/

http://homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/news/duke-westminster-gives-pimlico-small-shopkeepers-boot-make-way-large-stores-and-luxury-flats

http://www.thepimlicoroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Pimlico-Development-A-Traders-Point-of-view_edited-2.jpeg

World Of Interiors article on the Timber Yard by Phillip Davies 'Logging the Past' October 2015

RELATED CONTENT:
http://spitalfieldslife.com/2016/02/02/the-creeping-plague-of-ghastly-facadism/

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.

Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE

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Reasons for signing

  • Does financial greed have no limits? Please sign similar St Albans petition...
  • Yet another example of the crass and inconsiderate use of obscene amounts of money, with regard for only price not value.
  • I worked here from 1975 to 1995 and had some great times here.meet my wife there. But also its such a lovely building which you don.t see unless you go in. such a shame if its pulled down. W H Newson will be turning in his grave

Updates

2016-02-24 08:26:00 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-12-07 08:57:28 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-10-20 15:14:04 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-10-15 16:14:58 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-10-14 09:03:43 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-10-13 11:35:00 +0100

10 signatures reached