Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Approval required to re-designate Notting Hill
East Neighbourhood Forum in advance of current designation
Summary of Decision
That the Notting Hill East Neighbourhood Forum be re-designated for a further period of 5 years and a formal designation notice be published under delegated authority by the Director of Policy, Performance and Communications.
Reasons for Decision
Section 61F (7) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as inserted into the Act by the Localism Act, Schedule 9) sets out the conditions that a neighbourhood forum must meet, as well as the considerations that a local planning authority must take into account when determining an application for the designation of a neighbourhood forum.
The City Council is also required to assess whether the purpose of the neighbourhood forum reflects (in general terms) the character of the area. The application submitted by the Forum for re-designation states that the Forum was established in response to the Localism Act in accordance with the wishes of residents and businesses to promote, enhance and improve the unique qualities of the area. It also makes clear that the continued preparation of a neighbourhood plan that addresses planning and development matters, public realm improvement projects, and environmental policies, is a priority for the Forum. Initial drafting of the plan is well underway and therefore the main purpose for the existence of the Notting Hill East Neighbourhood Forum is stronger now than when it was initially designated.
Consultation on the re-designation of the Notting Hill East Neighbourhood Forum highlighted support for the application, no objections, or competing applications.
Stuart Love, Chief Executive,
Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street
LONDON SW1E 6QP
9 October 2019
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Date of decision: 09/10/2019