The Futures Plan is a plan for the next 15 to 20 years to improve existing homes and build new homes; to provide new and better parks and children’s play areas; to improve shops, jobs and business opportunities; and to ensure that all those who live and work in the area have access to good quality schools, healthcare and other services.
The consultation on the recommended options for Church Street, Paddington Green and Lisson Grove ended in April 2011. A report was written, which went to the council’s cabinet meeting on 27 June 2011. You can download the papers for this meeting below. At the meeting, cabinet discussed the proposals of The Futures Plan. Cabinet focused on phase 1 of the project, which includes Parsons North, Cosway Street, Luton Street and 4 Lilestone Street.
It was agreed this phase should proceed to the next stage, where more detailed site specific planning documents will be put together.
The Neighbourhood Charter was developed with the Futures Team – a group of about 50 people who live and work in Church Street, Paddington Green and Lisson Grove. The Charter sets out the shared ambitions of the council and the Futures Team, setting out a vision for the neighbourhood over the next 20 years. It also contains commitments about the principles underpinning the Futures Plan - for example, that no tenant or resident leaseholder will be forced to leave the area and that existing tenants who move to a new home will have the same rights of tenure.
You can download a copy of the Charter, or pop into the Neighbourhood Centre or the Paddington Green Estate Office to pick up a copy.
Westminster City Council launched its Housing Renewal Strategy in March 2010. The Strategy made a clear commitment to delivering better quality homes in prosperous neighbourhoods to create thriving mixed communities.