Voice of the Mayfair Community
The date of the Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan’s referendum has been confirmed as 31st October 2019.
Further details around the referendum will follow shortly.
This is an exciting moment in Mayfair’s history. For the first time, its community of residents, businesses and visitors have articulated how they would like the area to develop.
The vision is to make Mayfair the most desirable and attractive area of London in which to live, work and visit.
Mayfair has a unique place in London. It is the country’s most prestigious residential address and enjoys a world-class reputation for business, tourism and luxury. The Mayfair Neighbourhood Forum, a group of local residents and business leaders, has drawn up the Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan is for everyone who lives and works in Mayfair.
After three years of preparation, the Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Westminster City Council on 2nd February 2018. Following the completion of a six week consultation, which ended on June 24th 2018 and, with the agreement of the Forum, the Council appointed Ms Jill Kingaby BSc (Econ) MSc MRTPI as independent examiner for the Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan. At the request of the examiner, Westminster City Council and The Forum have set out a statement of common ground and made minor adjustments to the plan that have been mutually agreed. Copies of the correspondence with the Examiner, the Statement of Common Ground and the amended Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan are available in the section headed ‘Examination documents below.
Examination has now been completed with the referendum date set for 31st October 2019 (one of business and one for residents). We hope the plan will be approved by business and residents alike.
If adopted, the 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 Mayfair Neighbourhood Area.
Please see below links to the Area Statement, Consultation Statement, Basic Conditions Statement and Screening Report and Habitats Regulations Assessment, which have been submitted alongside the Plan to Westminster City Council.
The Forum is empowered by the Localism Act 2011 to create neighbourhood planning policies that govern how development will come forward in the neighbourhood. The Forum's constitution was established with the approval of Westminster City Council in 2014. It is business-led, embodied by a business director chairmanship of the Steering Committee; otherwise the participation in the Steering Committee, the main decision-making body of the Forum, is balanced between four residential directors, four business directors, and up to four community directors. The three local ward councillors are invited to attend steering group meetings as observers.
The Plan is a planning policy document for the next twenty years. Its function is to articulate policies with which future development in Mayfair should comply in order to be granted planning permission.