Westminster City Council New City Plan – now open for consultation until 21 December

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

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

Exhibition: Soho’s Partisan Coffee House

Four Corners explores the fascinating story of the Partisan Coffee House, founded by radical historian Raphael Samuel, cultural theorist Stuart Hall and others.  The exhibition includes previously unseen photographs by renowned documentary photographer Roger Mayne, alongside printed materials, film clips and oral … Continue reading Exhibition: Soho’s Partisan Coffee House