Introduction

The draft Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan includes policies on a range of matters including character, heritage, community uses, retail, offices, housing, cultural uses, transport and the environment.

If adopted, it 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.

Examination

The Council appointed Ms Jill Kingaby BSc (Econ) MSc MRTPI as independent examiner (the 'Examiner') for the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan.

The Examiner has now considered the draft plan and all submission documents, all representations received, and subsequent modifications proposed to it.  The examination into whether the draft plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’ has now concluded, and the Examiner's recommendations are set out in the report below.

Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report dated 10 July 2018

The Council 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.

1.  Westminster's webpage

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/NP-knightsbridge

2.  Responses to the Regulation

Westminster's consultation on the Submission Version of the Plan ran from 20 December 2017 to 14 February 2018.  99 responses were received with over half coming from organisations including businesses.  The majority of responses from residents, organisations and businesses were supportive of the Plan.

Responses 1-25

Responses 26-51

Responses 52-54

Responses 55-57

Responses 58-70

Responses 71-99

3.  Submitted documents

Part One: Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Part Two: Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Part Three: Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Basic Conditions Statement

Consultation Statement

HRA Screening Report

SEA Screening Report

Sustainability Report

View the list of evidence used to support the Plan.

4.  Examination documents

ED01 KNF and IPE initial correspondence

ED02 Examiner's procedural matters 060318

ED03 KNF letter to Examiner 040418 (KNF redacted)

ED04 Schedule of KNF responses to Reg 16 representations

ED05 KNF proposed modifications to Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

ED06 KNF proposed modifications to Knightsbridge Management Plan

ED07 KNF proposed modifications to Knightsbridge Evidence Base

ED08 KNF Examiner letter 18.04.18

ED09 WCC and KNF Statement of Common Ground

ED10 WCC proposed modifications to KNP (highlighted in yellow with outstanding disagreements in green)

ED11 KNF proposed views map

ED12 KNF proposed new Appendix C

ED13 Historic England letter to KNF 21.09.17

ED14 Princess Gate Mews Residents Association letter to Examiner 11.05.18

ED15 Examiner letter to Princess Gate Mews Residents Association 25.05.18

Last updated 10 July 2018