Differing reasons given for delay of decision on Cleveland Street redevelopment plans

A decision due to be taken on a planning application to demolish and redevelop a site at 87–125 Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia, London, has been postponed for a second time, it was confirmed on Friday.

Previously a decision due to be taken in April was postponed because the applicants had not served all the documents needed and because planning officers report did not make it clear that Westminster City Council own the freehold of the site.

Now, according to an email seen by Fitzrovia News, planning officers withdrew the application from the committee agenda for Tuesday 19 May to enable a report on the application to be updated to reflect recent objections to the plans.

However, the official reason given by Westminster City Council is: “That application has now been postponed until later in the summer, due to changes in members of the planning committee following the recent local election.”