There are a number of very active organisations working to protect and further the interests of Bloomsbury and the surrounding area.
The BCAAC was established in 1968 with the designation of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area, and have a unique status among community groups in that their objections to planning applications are formally afforded weight through Camden’s constitution. As such, their approval is required for all minor and medium applications, and highly desirable for large applications.
They have grown to cover not only Bloomsbury, but six other conservation areas in Covent Garden and Fitzrovia
Save Bloomsbury is a blog run by a BCAAC member which reports on all things relating to Bloomsbury’s built environment, and the role of the community and local authority in preserving it. Its articles are routinely published and referenced in local and national publications, including The Times, The Financial Times, and the Camden New Journal.
BRAG work to preserve and improve the quality of life for the residents of Bloomsbury. They comment on planning and traffic matters, and provide advocates for community liaison groups and similar community groups.
The CGCA has been working to represent the voice of business, residents, and working community of Covent Garden for more than 40 years.
They comment on all planning applications in the Covent Garden area, including the Seven Dials Conservation Area.
A registered charity with the aim of improving quality of life for those living and working in Fitzrovia.