Decision details

Designation of Soho Neighbourhood Forum

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To re-designate the Soho Neighbourhood Forum for a further period of five years following an application to do so from the existing forum.


Summary of Decision


That the Soho 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 


The City Council is 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 specifically established to “promote and improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Soho Neighbourhood Area (SNF) and exercise any powers which attach to the SNF as set out in the Localism Act 2011”. The Soho Neighbourhood Forum is currently in an advance stage of preparation of a neighbourhood plan and therefore the main purpose for the existence of the Soho Neighbourhood Forum is stronger now than when it was initially designated.


Consultation on the re-designation of the Soho Neighbourhood Forum did not attract any objections or competing applications.


Stuart Love, Chief Executive,

Westminster City Hall,

64 Victoria Street



Publication Date:


24 September 2019

Implementation Date:


24 September 2019





Publication date: 26/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

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