Thursday 29 June 2017 10.10pm
No that's now a housing development by Notting Hill called The Exchange.
The site currently has some industrial units on it. Westleigh was the business name. 11-13 Spa Road.
Here's the proposal document - which doesn't seem to be anywhere on the internet, so I've uploaded the copy sent to me via whatsapp.
I dont mind the site being redeveloped for housing. I do mind it being redeveloped for student only housing. It's a quiet residential area and doesn't need the associated anti social behaviour with this level of students concentrated in one place.
The arguments in that proposal are nonsense. "Providing purpose built accommodation at this site, where surrounding developments have predominantly delivered residential homes, will add a diverse cultural tenure to the area". What's actually needed is more affordable and social housing, not expensive flats rented out to people who will not engage with the local community.
I've passed by Tabard Gardens
when term is starting or finishing, and the students from the housing units on Great Dover Street
have the park in a mess. Spa Gardens
already suffers from inconsiderate dog owners and litterers, it doesn't need several hundred students using it as a party spot.