The submission version of the Soho Neighbourhood Plan was submitted by the Soho Neighbourhood Forum to the council in February 2020. The statutory Regulation 16 consultation ran from 1 May 2020 to 10 July 2020.
The Plan includes policies on a range of matters including culture and heritage, commercial activity, entertainment and the night-time economy, housing and the environment. If adopted, the Plan 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 within the Soho Neighbourhood Area.
The council has appointed Ms Jill Kingaby BSc (Econ) MSc MRTPI as independent examiner for the Soho Neighbourhood Plan.
The examiner is now considering the draft Plan and all submission documents, and all representations received. The examination into whether the draft Plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’ has therefore now started and the examination documents are set out in the page below.
The examiner will consider the representations made during the consultation period and determine whether the Plan meets the required 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.
The submission version of the Soho Neighboruhood Plan has been submitted by the Soho Neighbourhood Forum to Westminster City Council.
The ten week consultation ran from 1 May 2020 to 10 July 2020. The representations received during this consultation can be viewed below:
SNP 1 - Cllr Pancho Lewis
SNP 2 - Cllr Glanz
SNP 3 - Sport England
SNP 4 - National Grid
SNP 5 - Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum
SNP 6 - Koya Restaurants
SNP 7 - Historic England
SNP 8 - Mayor of London
SNP 9 - Port of London Authority
SNP 10 - Environment Agency
SNP 11 - C Shorthouse
SNP 12 - White Rabbit Fund
SNP 13 - Natural England
SNP 14 - Shaftesbury PLC, Appendix
SNP 15 - White Rabbit Fund
SNP 16 - Temper
SNP 17 - NHS Property Services
SNP 18 - Thames Water
SNP 19 - Transport for London
SNP 20 - Inception Group
SNP 21 - Q-Park
SNP 22 - Theatres Trust
SNP 23 - Westminster Cycling Campaign
SNP 24 - Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum
SNP 25 - Gil Reid and Nick Robbins
SNP 26 - Clean Air London
SNP 27 - Royal London Asset Management
SNP 28 - The House of St Barnabas
SNP 29 - David Bieda, Appendix
SNP 30 - The Crown Estate
SNP 31 - Thomas and Thomas Partners
SNP 32 - Peter Schulz
SNP 33 - Peter Cave
SNP 34 - Westminster City Council
SNP 35 - Marina Tempia
Further details about the consultation and representations were invited can be viewed in this guidance note.