Organisations from designated neighbourhood areas can submit an application to be a neighbourhood forum.
Download the neighbourhood forum application form (DOCX, 750KB) to apply, and return it to the address on the bottom of the form.
If you have problems accessing the form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a copy.
Alternatively, a form containing the following information is required:
We'll publish valid applications as soon as possible online and by other methods to make sure it's brought to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in designated area.
We are required to publish valid applications for at least six weeks to allow representations to be made. After this, we’ll decide whether to designate your neighbourhood forum.
Factors affecting decision:
The decision will be published online and by other methods to ensure that the application is brought to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in designated area. Once a neighbourhood forum is designated no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.
The Westbourne Neighbourhood Area was designated in January 2014 and the Westbourne Neighbourhood Forum was designated in July 2014. The forum’s designation lasted for 5 years and expired on 25 July 2019. The forum has applied to the council to formally renew its designation in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Localism Act 2011, and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The neighbourhood area boundary remains identical to the original boundary that was designated in January 2014.
Renewal will enable the Westbourne Neighbourhood Forum to continue carrying out neighbourhood planning matters in the Westbourne Neighbourhood Area for a further period of 5 years (as defined by the legislation). The forum is required to have a written constitution that describes the basic framework of the organisation and a minimum of 21 members.
Should the council approve the renewal application, no other organisation can be designated as a neighbourhood forum (for the purposes of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011) until the designation is withdrawn or expires. This will only affect the ability to use neighbourhood planning powers. It will not affect the establishment or existence of any other community, charitable, neighbourhood or voluntary organisations in the area.
Consultation on the renewal of the Westbourne Neighbourhood Forum ran from Wednesday 29 April 2020 to 10 June 2020. The council is currently considering comments received and will publish its decision in due course.
Once an area is designated as a ‘neighbourhood area’ an organisation can submit an application to be a neighbourhood forum for that area.
Status of neighbourhood forum applications in Westminster:
|Neighbourhood forum||Main contact details||Written constitution||Decision|
Dennis Wheatland (email@example.com)
|13 January 2020 - Belgravia re-designation decision|
|Church Street Ward||
Alan Stirling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rev Claire Dowding (email@example.com)
|Church Street constitution||
25 July 2014
9 October 2019 - Church Street Ward re-designation decision
Thomas Ball (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Richard Boville (email@example.com)
John Wyatt (John.firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Churchill Gardens constitution||9 October- Churchill Gardens decision|
Wendy Shillam (email@example.com)
Alison Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Fitzrovia (West) constitution||20 February 2020 -Fitzrovia West re-designation decision|
|Hyde Park and Paddington||
Nick Johnson (email@example.com)
Kay Buxton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Hyde Park and Paddington constitution||9 June 2017- Hyde Park and Paddington decision|
21 July 2015 - Knightsbridge decision
29 February 2020 - Knightsbridge Application
2 June 2020 - Knightsbridge Decision
Elaine Arthur (Iaineski@hotmail.com)
Andy Watson (email@example.com)
Julia Finlay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Maida Hill constitution||7 September 2015 - Maida Hill decision|
|Marylebone||Marylebone constitution||7 September 2015 - Marylebone decision|
10 January 2014 - Mayfair decision
16 January 2019 - Mayfair re-designation decision
|Notting Hill East||
Richard Perkins (email@example.com)
|Notting Hill East constitution||
8 October 2014
9 October 2019 - Notting Hill East re-designation decision
Peter Ruback (Chairman) and Andrew McCarthy (Secretary)
|Pimlico constitution||9 October 2015 - Pimlico decision|
|Soho||Matthew Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Soho constitution||
25 July 2014 - Soho decision
24 September 2019 - Soho re-designation decision
|St. James's||Roger Sharpley (email@example.com)||St James constitution||
5 February 2015
24 April 2020 - St James's re-desgination decision
|St. John's Wood||
William Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine Cowdray (email@example.com)
|St Johns Wood constitution||9 June 2016 - St. John's Wood decision|
|Victoriafirstname.lastname@example.org||Victoria constitution||21 July 2015 - Victoria decision|
Lawrence Harrault (email@example.com)
|Westbourne constitution||25 July 2014 - Westbourne decision|
The Queens Park Community Council as a parish council are a body with authority to act on behalf of the community, to undertake neighbourhood planning and develop a neighbourhood plan.
If you're interested in neighbourhood planning, please email your name, address with postcode to: firstname.lastname@example.org.