“The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer’s eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.” – Robert Louis Stevenson/Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Returning for a second season at Regent Street Cinema, the Soho A Go Go Film Festival presents a collection of great films set in and featuring the notorious side of Soho life. From the strip clubs of the 60s … Continue reading Soho A Go Go Film Festival this weekend October 5 & 6 at the Regent Street Cinema
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 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
Explore and celebrate Soho at this year’s Difference Festival, taking place from 26 February–3 March 2018. The festival, organised by the University of Westminster, kicks off on Monday 26 February, with daily lunch time walks and evening special events. … Continue reading Explore Soho – Difference Festival, 26 February–3 March
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
Soho IS the heart of London’s music scene – with five of London’s best record stores based in Soho taking part in this year’s Record Store Day. Phonica Records, Sister Ray, Reckless Records, Sounds of the Universe and Intoxica Records … Continue reading Record Store Day, Saturday 22 April Five Soho record stores take part in this year with live music, DJ’s and more
As we are progressing through the middle stages of producing a Neighbourhood Plan for Soho, we have been learning more about neighbourhood planning across London. Last … Continue reading Plan for Soho at the Neighbourhood Planners London Conference
Earlier this year, Plan for Soho met with London’s Night Tzar Amy Lame who vowed to help make sure that Soho “maintains it’s unique character and spirit. ” Amy Lame shared insights into both her work as Night Tzar and … Continue reading Plan for Soho meets London’s Night Tzar Amy Lame!