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To: Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Save Empress Place From Demolition - Preserve London's Victorian Heritage

Save Empress Place From Demolition - Preserve London's Victorian Heritage

Reject developer Capco's planning applications to demolish Empress Place and the Prince of Wales pub. Designate Empress Place and the Prince of Wales pub as local Buildings of Merit and add them to the Council's Local Register. Reject developer Capco's application to include Empress Place in the Earls Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area's Earls Court Masterplan.

Why is this important?

Empress Place (1864-5) is one of the few remaining, visible buildings by noted architect John Young. These Victorian workers cottages with their gardens are highly desirable homes left empty at a time of housing shortage. Capco's plan is to replace them with luxury flats. The Prince of Wales pub which has been made an Asset of Community Value thanks to local residents campaigning to save it, now stands boarded up and empty. Furthermore, the ACV protects the use of the building not the building itself, which Capco wants to demolish and rebuild. We are losing London's architectural heritage and replacing it with bland, characterless environments that do not meet the housing and social needs of our communities.


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Reasons for signing

  • Fed up with big business and foreign capital messing with the character of london
  • Because big money should not detroy peoples lives
  • Ugly glass concrete lego bricks posing as housing all over London and destroying our history must stop..and soon.


2017-01-23 19:23:03 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-18 10:04:20 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-12-24 10:57:35 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-12-23 21:38:53 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-12-23 15:47:39 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-12-21 12:22:10 +0000

10 signatures reached