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Dealer loses out in planning wrangle

A Pimlico Road antiques dealer is considering leaving after two decades following a court case over the redevelopment of a timber yard in the area.

Humphrey-Carrasco is one of the tenants affected by landlord Grosvenor’s plan.

David Humphrey of Humphrey-Carrasco said: “Recent discussions at Westminster suggested protecting our designated areas of artistic/cultural distinction from future development. I think this policy can’t come soon enough. Sadly, for me, it is probably too late.”

Property firm Grosvenor plans to redevelop Newson’s Timber Yard, which is run by builders’ merchant Travis Perkins, after it received planning consent in October 2016.

Humphrey-Carrasco, interior design firm Coote Bernardi and Newson’s Timber Yard, which opened in 1845 and has been run by Travis Perkins since 1998, will also have to close and move to make way for the scheme. Travis Perkins applied for the judicial review of the planning consent in March in an attempt to stop the development. However, earlier this month a judge decided the original decision should be upheld.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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