We need your help to decide priority projects for the Soho Neighbourhood Area to be funded by Westminster City Council through the Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) CIL is a charge on developers made by the local authority and is triggered by planning permission. Where a neighbourhood plan such as Plan for Soho has been adopted, 25% of the levy collected within the neighbourhood area is available and 15% of the levy is available where no neighbourhood plan is yet in place. Money raised through CIL must be spent on infrastructure projects that help to meet the needs of the local community. … Continue reading Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Soho – we need your help
A new, cutting-edge new venue, The Boulevard Theatre, is coming soon to Soho, a part of a £40m redevelopment of Walker’s Court “the none-too-salubrious Soho alley once dominated by “world centre of erotic entertainment” the Raymond Revuebar. The Guardian covered the news, saying,” The Boulevard takes its name from a former sister venue to the striptease club, which was part of porn baron Paul Raymond’s empire. As well as staging drama, the original Boulevard became a beer-soaked home to the Comic Strip group of comedians. The stylish new theatre opens to the public later this month with Ghost Quartet, a haunting song … Continue reading New Soho announcement – Boulevard Theatre coming soon!
Although the area of Soho is relatively small (one square mile) and bordered by some of London’s richest and most commercialised streets, it has remained a complex place of unorthodoxy, diversity, tolerance and defiance. Shot in Soho is an … Continue reading Shot In Soho – The Photographers Gallery opening October 18 – February 2020
“The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer’s eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.” – Robert Louis Stevenson/Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Returning for a second season at Regent Street Cinema, the Soho A Go Go Film Festival presents a collection of great films set in and featuring the notorious side of Soho life. From the strip clubs of the 60s … Continue reading Soho A Go Go Film Festival this weekend October 5 & 6 at the Regent Street Cinema
On Wednesday 17 July 2019, we formally launched formal Regulation 14 consultation on our draft Soho Neighbourhood Plan. This is an exciting moment for Soho. For the first time the community has developed policies to draw up its own plan. … Continue reading Final consultation on the draft Soho Neighbourhood Plan starts!
A Happy New Year to all from Plan for Soho! This year is an important year for Plan for Soho – depending on the timing of the new Westminster City Plan, we aim to deliver the Soho Neighbourhood Plan to … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Drum roll please…the long awaited Westminster City Plan has been published and is now open for consultation until Wednesday 21 December. This is a vital document for the development of the Soho Neighbourhood Plan, as any proposed neighbourhood policies need to align, under current planning law, with national, city (London) and local (Westminster) planning policies and frameworks. Within the City Plan are three pages dedicated to the Soho area, across pages 74-76. To review and/or download the Plan please review here. Continue reading Westminster City Council New City Plan – now open for consultation until 21 December