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REMINDER: Plan for Soho’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 4th July PLUS We are seeking a SME Business member!

Come and meet Plan for Soho in July! Plan for Soho invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on: Wednesday 4th July 2018, 6pm – 8pm, Held at: The NHS Community Centre, Soho Square, W1V 5DH Come to … Continue reading REMINDER: Plan for Soho’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 4th July PLUS We are seeking a SME Business member!

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The Soho Society AGM Thursday 26 April 6pm followed by the West End Hustings from 7.30pm!

Our friends, The Soho Society, invite you to join them their Annual General Meeting on: Thursday 26th April 2018, 6pm, The Community Hall of St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, London W1D 6AF. The Soho Society is an amenity group that aims to protect the interests … Continue reading The Soho Society AGM Thursday 26 April 6pm followed by the West End Hustings from 7.30pm!

Neighbourhood Planning updates and the revised National Planning Policy Framework

The long awaited revised draft of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been released earlier in March by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It is an important document – as ALL local, regional and neighbourhood plans have to comply with the policy framework that the NPPF sets out. You can read it here and it is open to consultation until May 10 2018. The Architects Journal have written a handy overview of ten changes here including commentary on the focus on housing supply, with a major proposed change that will impact local communities across the country. The AJ writes, that “a … Continue reading Neighbourhood Planning updates and the revised National Planning Policy Framework

The London Plan and Neighbourhood Planning

The new London Plan is out for consultation till 2 March you can comment on it here. Our friends at Neighbourhood Planners   are concerned about the way neighbourhood planning is featured in the draft London Plan out for consultation now. The London Plan is a significant document for neighbourhood planning and forms part of the unique three tier development plan system in London. All neighbourhood plans must be in “general conformity” with its policies in order to meet the Basic Conditions. Neighbourhood Planners say, “The draft London Plan says a lot about involving communities but makes very little mention … Continue reading The London Plan and Neighbourhood Planning

London and the Creative Industries Event: discussing the future of the creative industries

On 22 February 2018, Plan for Soho attended a special event organised by one of the city’s leading urban planning agencies, Publica, discussing critical issues facing the future of the creative industries in London. Soho’s creativity has been consistently voted across our public consultation surveys as the top issue for our neighbourhood plan to address. With this in mind, we were keen to hear more about challenges facing the creative sector across London and ideas on how to resolve them. Publica are additionally providing excellent advice and guidance on the development of our neighbourhood plan and have conducted previous work … Continue reading London and the Creative Industries Event: discussing the future of the creative industries

Soho-Ho! Limited Edition Baubles

Plan for Soho is embracing the festive season this year and releasing it’s own Soho-style Christmas bauble! The Soho-Ho! bauble is a must-have for Christmas lovers who want to celebrate and enhance Soho.  The baubles have been created to help raise money for our work over the next year to develop a neighbourhood plan for Soho. Chairman of the Soho Neighbourhood Forum, Matthew Bennett, says: “We are extremely excited to announce our very own Soho-Ho! bauble! Soho is a unique part of London with a distinctive heritage and we want the community to be a part of shaping it’s future. Pick up … Continue reading Soho-Ho! Limited Edition Baubles