Earls Court: Who will buy Capco’s share of stalled west London regeneration scheme?

Ten years have passed since the then Conservative-run Hammersmith & Fulham Council unveiled ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Earls Court and north Fulham. These included knocking down the Earls Court exhibition centre and two adjoining council-owned housing estates to help make way for a new west London district straddling the border with Kensington & […]

Earls Court: Sadiq Khan backs Hammersmith & Fulham CPO strategy

Sadiq Khan has expressed support for Hammersmith & Fulham Council exploring using compulsory purchase powers to take ownership of a key site within the stalled Earls Court regeneration area. Following a meeting yesterday with the Labour-run council’s leader Stephen Cowan, the Mayor said in a statement that “all options for breaking the current impasse must […]

Government grants ‘right to transfer’ to Cressingham Gardens but rejects Earls Court estates’ bid

The government’s housing minister has given a boost to one campaign by a London residents’ organisation for their estate to be transferred out of their local council’s ownership and delivered a blow to another in long-awaited decisions made in the past two days. Lambeth Council has been told to facilitate a proposal submitted to it […]

Transport for London steps up pressure on Earls Court developer over failure to build homes

Transport for London has expressed increasing frustration with property giant Capital and Counties (Capco) over its failure to build out a piece of prime West London land owned by the transport body, claiming the developer turned down what is understood to have been a proposal by TfL to buy out part of its interest in […]

Earls Court: We still stand ready to buy back ‘Peoples’ Estates’, says council leader

Hammersmith & Fulham leader Stephen Cowan has underlined his offer to buy back two housing estates from the major property developer that took control of them as part of a stalled major regeneration scheme. In a letter to estate residents, Cowan wrote that his Labour administration remains “willing and able” to return to Capital and […]

Hammersmith & Fulham pressing ahead with compulsory purchase plan as Capco continues to seek Earls Court buyer

Progress, if that is the right word, in the main section of the huge Earls Court redevelopment project can be summarised as an empty space where the Earls Court exhibition centre buildings once stood. It is ten years since the scheme came into public view, back when Hammersmith & Fulham Council was run by the […]

Earls Court: Sadiq Khan ‘patience is wearing thin’ with Capco over stalled scheme

Sadiq Khan has stepped up his pressure on property giant Capital and Counties (Capco) to return two West London housing estates to the control of their local borough, saying his “patience is wearing thin” with the lack of progress on the issue. In a written answer to a question by London Assembly Member Tom Copley, […]

Earls Court: what does Sadiq Khan’s intervention mean?

Sadiq Khan’s intervention in the very large and very stalled Earls Court redevelopment project last week – first reported by On London, I’m pleased to say – was welcomed by campaigners against the demolition of two housing estates earmarked for demolition and by Labour-run Hammersmith & Fulham Council (H&F), which has promised a better deal […]