The Soho Neighbourhood Plan is ready for referendum and public vote. Read the final Soho Neighbourhood Plan here. Plan for Soho; Safeguards Soho’s spirit Supports independent businesses Places emphasis on greening and conservation Supports residential community growth Promotes walking and … Continue reading Calling all Soho residents and businesses! VOTE for the Soho Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at St Anne’s Community Hall, 55 Dean Street, W1D 6AF
We are holding a public meeting on Tuesday 13th July at St Anne’s Church at 6pm. There will be a short presentation about the Plan and how it has arrived at this stage followed by a Q&A. What is the referendum for? To make the Plan for Soho a legal policy document that will inform planning applications and developers must take into account. What will your vote help achieve? Preserve Soho’s heritage and character Enhance the range and diversity of businesses Ensure that development helps to achieve net zero carbon Reinforce Soho’s reputation for creativity, diversity and tolerance Drive the … Continue reading Invitation to Public Meeting at St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street at 6pm – Tuesday 13th July 2021
Various milestones for our plan and those it relates to are here at last. We agreed with Westminster City Council a Statement of Common Ground on the draft Soho Neighbourhood Plan for the Independent Examiner to consider and decide on. … Continue reading Updates about the Plan
Covid has been a body blow to Soho and we are not out of the woods yet, despite vaccines starting to become available. But thoughts are turning to how Soho can build back better as the vaccination programme allows us to begin to look to the future. The forum is putting forward proposals on greening, better waste management and what can be done to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. Are these the right things to be focusing on? Do you support them? Clear support from everyone is a vital part of getting them achieved. So do let us … Continue reading BUILD BACK BETTER FOR SOHO
Plan for Soho invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on on: Wednesday 11 November 2020 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THIS AGM PLEASE REGISTER You can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do this no later than Midnight on Sunday 8th November and we will send you an invitation to the meeting on 9th November. AGENDA Welcome and Introduction Apologies Minutes of AGM on 3rd July 2019 Matthew Bennett: Summary of Annual Report to members Followed by Q and A Resolution to re-elect FSG members … Continue reading Plan for Soho’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 November!
We are pleased to share that good progress is being made with the Soho Neighbourhood plan. Our Plan is currently being reviewed by an independent examiner, appointed by our local authority, Westminster City Council. The purpose of an independent examination is to consider whether theproposed neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and other requirements set out by law. The examiner will be considering whether the plan: has regard to national policy; contributes to the achievement of sustainable development; is in general conformity with the adoptedstrategic local policies for the local area; meets human rights requirements. Also the examiner has to … Continue reading Independent examination of the Plan has now started
Developing our Soho Neighbourhood Plan has allowed the community to play a greater role in shaping Soho’s future by sharing ideas and building consensus about what needs to be done in the area. It will also give the community a say in how some of the funds generated by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) can be used by Westminster City Council (WCC) to spend on local projects. What is CIL? CIL is a levy on all building development projects paid to the Council. When a new building development is underway, developers pay a fee, or a ‘levy” to the council. … Continue reading We want to know your thoughts on improvements for Soho using the Community Interest Levy – deadline 10 July 2020
Our Regulation 16 consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has taken part. We will soon receive all the comments submitted and go through them carefully to see if the plan needs further amendment before we start the … Continue reading Westminster’s Regulation 16 Consultation on our Plan is now closed
This is an exciting moment for Soho. For the first time the community has developed policies to draw up its own plan. View the draft Soho Neighbourhood Plan Click here to view the Executive Summary Click here to view the draft … Continue reading The draft Soho Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
Our Regulation 16 consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has taken part. We will soon receive all the comments submitted and go through them carefully to see if the plan needs further amendment before we start the … Continue reading Regulation 16 consultation is now closed
Plan for Soho invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on on: Wednesday 11 November 2020, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THIS AGM PLEASE REGISTER … Continue reading Plan for Soho’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 November!
Plan for Soho are excited and pleased to announce that the draft neighbourhood plan has now been submitted to Westminster City Council! The council will then start the processes needed to get the Plan approved and then into force. We would like to thank you to all our members, especially the Forum Steering Group for all the ideas and help in getting us this far. Soho is a very diverse area with many conflicting views which we have had to reconcile. As a business forum with strong business input and with the requirement to be in general conformity with national, … Continue reading Great news! The draft Plan has been submitted to Westminster Council
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