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!
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!
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
Across the past years Plan for Soho has developed policies for the Soho Neighbourhood Plan, engaging with the local community and building the evidence for the policies. We are happy to share our draft Plan, which is still in development. First Full Draft Rev4 26.7.18 This plan has been supported by wide local surveys, in addition to supported by reports, evidence and community consultation. All neighbourhood plans must align with wider plans and for Soho’s Neighbourhood Plan it will align with the London City Plan and our local authority, Westminster’s City Plan. Westminster’s City Plan is currently undergoing revision and the … Continue reading Plan for Soho draft Plan update
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
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
The Forum held it’s second Annual General Meeting on July 5th, with over 60 members attending to hear a progress report on the second year of the Forum’s work from its chair, Matthew Bennett. Members also voted in our new resident … Continue reading Plan for Soho 2017 Annual General Meeting update