Major traffic changes to Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue

Transport for London (TfL) plans to totally refurbish Holland Park Avenue/Notting Hill Gate between the Holland Park Roundabout and Kensington Gardens, as part of a major plan to improve cycling, air quality and pedestrian road crossings between Notting Hill Gate and Imperial College on Wood Lane. The plans were published on 1 May, and there is an ongoing online public consultation until 16 June.

Newcombe House called in by Brokenshire

On 14 March, the housing secretary, James Brokenshire, announced that he was calling in the application for the revised Newcombe House scheme, which London mayor Sadiq Khan approved in September 2018. The call-in procedure means that Brokenshire and the Planning Inspectorate (which works under him) will look at the application and all arguments for and against it (which includes a public hearing), and will then either overrule Khan’s approval or support it.