The draft Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan includes policies on a range of matters including character, heritage, community uses, retail, offices, housing, cultural uses, transport and the environment.
If adopted, it will become part of Westminster’s statutory development plan and will be used alongside the council’s own planning documents and the Mayor’s London Plan in determining planning applications in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area.
The council appointed Ms Jill Kingaby BSc (Econ) MSc MRTPI as independent examiner for the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan.
The examiner has now considered the draft plan and all submission documents, all representations received, and subsequent modifications proposed to it. The examination into whether the draft plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’ has now concluded, and the examiners recommendations are set out in the report below.
The council will now consider the examiner's recommendations before publishing its ‘Decision Statement’. Depending on the outcome of this, the plan will then need to proceed to a referendum before it can formally become part of the statutory development plan.
The submission version of the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted by Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum to Westminster City Council. An 8 week consultation ended on 14 February 2018. The representations received during this consultation can be viewed below:
The submitted documents are as follows:
The examiner will consider the representations made during the consultation period and determine whether the plan meets a number of statutory tests (’Basic Conditions’). The examiner’s report can recommend one of three main recommendations: (i) the plan proceeds to referendum (ii) the plan proceeds to referendum with modifications (iii) the plan should not proceed to referendum. Before a neighbourhood plan can proceed to referendum, the council is required to set out its response to each of the examiner’s recommendations and publish a ‘Decision Statement’.
Find out more about the Forum by visiting their website.
On 27 March 2014 Westminster City Council approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum. View details of the application.