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
Westminster will hold its Regulation 16 public consultation on our draft Plan, which will start on 1st May and run for a ten week period. This is longer than the usual six week period to allow people more time to … Continue reading Westminster’s Regulation 16 Consultation on our Plan
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
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
Representations on the Soho Neighbourhood Plan submission version and supporting documents must be made between 1st May 2020 and 10th July 2020 at 5pm. Where have the documents been made available? The proposed Plan and supporting documents are available online … Continue reading Regulation 16 consultation starts today May 1st 2020 for 10 weeks
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
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
Plan for Soho is committed to engaging with residents, workers and visitors to Soho to help us shape the aspirations and policies for a Neighbourhood Plan for Soho. Over the past year we have conducted two public surveys, with over … Continue reading Plan for Soho Public Engagement – full survey results
Curzon Soho is still under threat and this much loved cinema needs your help to save it. Curzon Soho is an icon of independent cinema in London … Continue reading Save Curzon Soho!