Westminster City Council has confirmed that the Referendum on the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 18 October.  We are the first of 17 neighbourhood forums in the City of Westminster to reach this exciting stage!

The Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum over more than three years and after two public exhibitions, two statutory public consultations and a formal 'Examination'. 

Voters on the local electoral roll in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area will be asked:

'Do you want Westminster City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Knightsbridge Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'

We need your help to raise awareness of the Referendum and encourage people to 'Vote Yes'.  You can find out more about voting here.  The polling station will be at Kent House Knightsbridge, Rutland Gardens, London SW7 1BX.

Please contact us if you would like to get involved or have any questions.  We are keen to hear from you.

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What's in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan?

The Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan would:

  • support retention of the Hyde Park Barracks and frame any redevelopment there;
  • encourage retail shops and manage cafés;
  • improve public spaces and restore heritage features;
  • mitigate the impacts of construction activity;
  • encourage major development to address genuine housing needs;
  • reduce air pollution from traffic and buildings;
  • maximise the landscape and amenity benefits of trees; and
  • ensure that at least 25% of the Community Infrastructure Levy is spent locally e.g. on measures contributing to a clean, safe and quiet neighbourhood.

Read the referendum version of the full Plan or a summary of it.

How can I vote?

Westminster has decided that there will be a Referendum on the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan.

People registered to vote in local elections will be able to vote by post, proxy or in person at the polling station Kent House Knightsbridge, Rutland Gardens, London SW7 1BX between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 18 October 2018.

If you're not already registered to vote, or don't have a postal vote, deadlines are:

  • Midnight on Tuesday 2 October - registering to vote
  • 5pm on Wednesday 3 October - postal vote or postal proxy vote
  • 5pm on 10 October - new application for proxy vote

Find out about more voting here.

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.

Find out more