Organisations from designated neighbourhood areas can submit an application to be a neighbourhood forum.
Download the neighbourhood forum application form (PDF, 915KB) 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no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.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 Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Area was designated in March 2014 and the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum (also known as FitzWest NF) was designated in February 2015. The forum’s designation lasts for 5 years and expires on 5 February 2020. 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 and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The neighbourhood area boundary remains identical to the original boundary that was designated in March 2014. Renewal will enable the FitzWest NF to continue to prepare the FitzWest Neighbourhood Plan for the area. The forum is required to have a written constitution that describes the basic framework of the organisation and a minimum of 21 members.
The application documents are:
The consultation on the re-designation of FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum was carried out from Monday 2 December 2019 to Monday 13 January 2020.
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purposes of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011) until the designation is withdrawn or expires.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.
A summary of the consultation findings, along with the decision, will be published on this page.
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||Designation date|
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)
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)
|9 October- Churchill Gardens decision|
Wendy Shillam (email@example.com)
Alison Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|5 February 2015|
|Hyde Park and Paddington||
Nick Johnson (email@example.com)
Kay Buxton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
9 June 2017- Hyde Park and Paddington decision
|Knightsbridgeemail@example.com||21 July 2015 - Knightsbridge decision|
Elaine Arthur (Iaineski@hotmail.com)
Andy Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Julia Finlay (email@example.com)
|7 September 2015 - Maida Hill decision|
|Marylebone||7 September 2015 - Marylebone decision|
10 January 2014 - Mayfair decision
16 January 2019 - Mayfair re-designation decision
|Notting Hill East||
Richard Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8 October 2014
9 October 2019 - Notting Hill East re-designation decision
Peter Ruback (Chairman) and Andrew McCarthy (Secretary)
|9 October 2015 - Pimlico decision|
|Soho||Matthew Bennett (email@example.com)||
25 July 2014 - Soho decision
24 September 2019 - Soho re-designation decision
|St. James's||Peter Heath (firstname.lastname@example.org)||5 February 2015|
|St. John's Wood||
William Tucker (email@example.com)
Christine Cowdray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|9 June 2016 - St. John's Wood decision|
|Victoriaemail@example.com||21 July 2015 - Victoria decision|
Lawrence Harrault (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|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: email@example.com.