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
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
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
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
Listen to two of our Forum Steering Group member’s, resident Michael Case and CEO New West End Company, Jace Tyrell talk about Neighbourhood Planning, what makes … Continue reading Want to hear more about what we do? Soho Neighbourhood Forum on Soho Radio
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 … Continue reading Plan for Soho’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 November!
Do you love food? Get involved and volunteer at the event, back again for its seventh year across June 10 & 11 2017, working with some of London’s top restaurants to raise money for Soho Parish primary school. ALL volunteers gain free … Continue reading Soho Food Feast needs volunteers!