Consultation

Consultation

Consultation

After a year of community consultation, we have reviewed all the feedback and have submitted two planning applications, one for 40 Pelham Street and one for 63-81 Pelham Street, to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Consultation history

We have been evolving our plans in collaboration with the local community since January 2020. We are grateful for the time you have taken sharing your feedback with us, which has helped shape our plans.

Our engagement has included regular Focus Groups with local residents’ groups and community representatives. The purpose of the meetings was to conduct meaningful dialogue on the plans with attendees, at regular points during the project’s development and understand their views. Throughout the consultation, we met with stakeholders to discuss the proposals, issued an information leaflet to over 3,000 neighbours and ran two public webinar events.

The design has developed significantly taking on board comments raised along the way. A summary of responses is provided on the 40 and 63-81 Pelham Street pages.

In June, we asked you to comment on aspects of our plans. This is what you told us:

40 Pelham Street

  • 78% agree with the principle of bringing the vacant building back into use
  • 76% like the idea of a publicly accessible central courtyard and new gardens
  • 74% indicated that a high-quality design and a scale that is sensitive to neighbouring properties is important
  • 72% believe the proposals should endeavour to improve the pedestrian experience
  • 52% support the proposals aiming to boost commerce for local businesses
  • 39% Think the plans will help to meet the borough’s demand for new office space

Individual feedback from 25% of respondents raised concerns with the proposed massing of the buildings

63-81 Pelham Street

  • 69% believe the proposals should endeavour to improve the pedestrian experience
  • 62% think that high-quality design and a scale that is sensitive to neighbouring properties is important to them
  • 59% agree with the principle of modernising the building
  • 58% think it is important to retain the gym use as a community asset
  • 51% support the proposals aiming to boost commerce for local businesses 
  • 38% Think the plans will help to meet the borough’s demand for new office space

Individual feedback from 39% of respondents raised concerns with the proposed massing of the buildings.

Information leaflet, June 2020

Find out more

Find out more about how the plans have been changed to respond to feedback for 40 Pelham Street (click here) and 63-81 Pelham Street (click here).