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Invitation to Public Meeting at St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street at 6pm – Tuesday 13th July 2021

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

BUILD BACK BETTER FOR SOHO

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’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 November!

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 anna.doyle@planforsoho.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!

Soho A Go Go Film Festival this weekend October 5 & 6 at the Regent Street Cinema

“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

Neighbourhood Planning updates and the revised National Planning Policy Framework

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 London Plan and Neighbourhood Planning

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

Soho-Ho! Limited Edition Baubles

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

Record Store Day, Saturday 22 April Five Soho record stores take part in this year with live music, DJ’s and more

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