Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum
Westminster City Council designated the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area on 27 March 2014 under the Localism Act 2011.
The Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum was designated by Westminster on 21 July 2015 as the neighbourhood forum for the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area (see map above) with a five year exclusive right to develop a neighbourhood plan under the Localism Act 2011. Neighbourhood plans are subject to a formal Examination after Pre-Submission (Regulation 14) and Submission (Regulation 16) Consultations and then a Referendum of residents on the electoral roll. The Forum has a say in the use of Community Infrastructure Level (CIL) funds from developments.
If adopted after the Referendum, the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan will become part of Westminster's statutory development plan and will be used alongside the Council's own planning documents and the Mayor's London Plan in determining planning applications in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area.
Under the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum’s constitution at least half its board must comprise local residents with the Chair always being a resident. We are very pleased that local cultural institutions and businesses are also represented on the Forum board and are guaranteed a role in its governance.