Pimlico estate residents claim their views have been ignored ahead of planning decision

Pimlico residents claim to have been “ignored” by Westminster Council planners who propose redeveloping traditional London flats that were built for elderly people. Councillors will soon decide whether to knock down Darwin House on the Churchill Gardens Estate, as well as 23 garages and the scaffolding-clad Balmoral Castle pub left vacant since 2006.

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Hundreds of former rough sleepers will return to the streets after hotel evictions

A former rough sleeper who was put in a hotel during the first lockdown said he will resort to sleeping on night buses, as he and hundreds more face eviction. The precise number of people whose accommodation will end by April 1 is unclear, although the Greater London Authority has funded 800 hotel rooms during this lockdown and many councils have been running similar schemes.

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