Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum (Forum) was the first neighbourhood forum in the City of Westminster (Westminster) to complete an Examination of its neighbourhood plan on 10 July 2018.

The Forum was designated by Westminster on 21 July 2015 as a neighbourhood forum under the Localism Act 2011 and has a five year exclusive right to develop an official neighbourhood plan for the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area.  All neighbourhood plan policies undergo a process of formal Examination after the Submission (Regulation 16) Consultation and then a Referendum of residents on the electoral roll. 

Westminster will now consider the Examiner's recommendations before publishing its ‘Decision Statement’.  Depending on the outcome of this, the plan will then need to proceed to a referendum before it can formally become part of the statutory development plan.

Once part of the statutory development plan, the Neighbourhood Plan would be used alongside the Council's own planning documents and the Mayor's London Plan in determining planning applications in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area. 

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Examination

Westminster City Council announced the appointment of Ms Jill Kingaby BSc (Econ) MSc MRTPI as independent examiner (Examiner) for the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan on 28 February 2018.  The Examiner's final report, dated 10 July 2018, recommended that the Plan, once modified, proceeds to Referendum on the basis it has met all the relevant legal requirements. 

Next event

Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum's (KNF's) Third Annual General Meeting is held in Conference Room 060B on Level Zero of the Skempton Building of Imperial College London, Imperial College Road, London SW7 2AZ at 6.00pm sharp on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

Become a member

Membership of the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum (Forum) is open to people who live, work or study in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area and local councillors in each case who support the purpose of the Forum and complete an online membership form.  Further details about the membership process are defined in our Constitution and the Localism Act 2011.

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