London Mayor calls in Notting Hill tower

Notting Hill Tower

Mayor criticises council which has twice rejected attempts to replace landmark

Plans to demolish a landmark building in west London and replace it with a taller tower have been called in by the mayor of London.

Kensington & Chelsea council rejected a proposal by Urban Sense Consultant Architects to replace 12-storey Newcombe House at Notting Hill Gate with an 18-storey block of flats over concerns the height and massing were out of keeping with the area.

Now Sadiq Khan has called in the council’s decision citing the council’s “consistent failure to meet targets for new and affordable homes”. He claimed only 17 “affordable” homes were approved by the council in 2016-17.

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