Westminster City Council are looking to develop a wide-ranging vision and programme of improvements for Soho. This will seek to build upon the extensive consultation that has taken place in recent years, including the emerging Neighbourhood Plan, and we are keen to talk to as many people as possible to help us shape the new vision.
This vision is intended to build upon the emerging Soho Neighbourhood Plan. To find out more please visit their website here.
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To view and download a copy of the materials presented throughout the first and second phases of engagement, please click here.
The third phase of engagement is now closed. To view and download a copy of the materials presented during this phase of engagement, please click here.
The report summarising the feedback received during the third phase of engagement is available to read here.
Alternatively, a copy of the report can be seen in the document archive.
Westminster City Council are now in a process of ensuring that emerging proposals are reflective of received comments, refining and reviewing where necessary to ensure the projects capture local aspirations.
In May 2022, a formal consultation period will be held allowing all of Soho’s communities to review and comment upon the updated plans and projects.
Results from this consultation period will then be analysed and provided to the Cabinet Member who will take a decision on how the Vision for Soho and its associated projects will move forward. Westminster City Council is working to commence monitoring of traffic impacts, noise, and air quality in Soho. For further updates relating to the May 2022 consultation please continue to visit our website.
Councillor Matthew Green Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning said:
“The Vision for Soho process is about giving the local community a full voice in shaping the area’s long-term future. Whilst we all want this important project to make good progress, it is in everyone’s best interests to get it right as this new vision will set the direction for Soho’s success for many years to come.
Given the substantial amount of feedback received following the third stage of the consultation, we need more time both to develop the final proposed designs and to deliver a final consultation process that gives Soho’s communities as much time as possible to understand and respond to the proposed vision. As the pre-election period starts at the end of March, unfortunately this does not give us enough time to engage further in the way that the community deserves. That’s why it is necessary to postpone, for a short time, the publication of the proposed designs and the launch of the final consultation period until after May’s local elections.
Whilst we appreciate that for some this may be frustrating, I’m also sure that many will acknowledge that it is necessary to allow us to develop the best vision for Soho, so that we can also then ensure everyone will have ample opportunity to have their say.
We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone’s incredible contribution to date. To provide further transparency around this project, we are pleased to also be publishing the latest consultation report on our website so everyone can see what feedback we have been receiving.
We now look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the local community to deliver an inspiring vision for the future that enjoys widespread support and matches the ambition of the community.”
See more here.