Following the referendum on Thursday September 2nd 2021 a majority of residents and businesses in the area vote YES to the question:
“Do you want Westminster City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Fitzrovia West to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
This means the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted.
Full details from Westminster Council here: Referendum Results
YES: 236 (79.9%)
NO: 62 (20.8%)
YES: 26 (86.67%)
NO: 4 (13.33%)
One of the main functions of the Forum is to prepare a neighbourhood plan. This sets out a series of policies explaining how we’d like to see the area develop over the next 20 years. The plan has been based on extensive consultation and we work closely with community groups, statutory bodies and business organisations such as the New West End Company. The draft plan was approved by an independent Examiner who has agreed it fits with other plans prepared by Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London.
We also had had two very positive endorsements from Jace Tyrrell and Griff Rhys Jones:
It is only through working in partnership we will deliver improved cleaner air and a high quality street environment, with a vibrant mix of business and residential uses enhancing the built form and heritage of the area. We encourage all local businesses to support the Neighbourhood Plan.
Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive, New West End Company
Please do have a look at the plan; It’s important to your future. Both businesses and residents have the opportunity to assesses it, to vote for it, and to make it happen. If you do, it can make a real difference to what happens, because by law it must be taken into account.
Griff Rhys Jones, President, Civic Voice
As the majority have voted in favour, the plan has become an important statutory document which the Council has to take into account when considering planning applications. It also sets out other priorities and opportunities to influence the way budgets are spent to benefit the community and local environment.