Voice of the Mayfair Community
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 earlier this year. 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. The examiner will consider the representations submitted to the Council and whether the plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’.
The Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan includes policies on a range of matters including, heritage, community uses, retail, offices, housing, cultural uses, and the environment.
We hope to work towards a successful examination (further details are given on the Council’s website – link) and that once completed the Plan will then proceed to referendum.
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 . Following the examination, if the Plan is found to be satisfactory, a referendum will take place.
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.
If you would like the full version of the plan please email firstname.lastname@example.org