11 March 2017 | Invitation for the AGM

The Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum will hold a meeting on 21 March from 7pm-9pm at St Saviour’s Hall St George’s Square SW1V.

AGENDA

  1. Chairman’s Introduction
  2. Minutes of the last meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Report back from Steering Group to cover:
    Activity so far
    Feedback from initial Community Engagement
    ideas for Vision for the Neighbourhood Plan
  5. Proposal for New Steering Group Member: Andrew MacCarthy
  6. Motion to approve incorporation of Forum as Company Limited by Guarantee
  7. Main themes of Neighbourhood Plan
  8. Budget and Financing – Treasurer’s Report
  9. Any Other Business

Papers

  1. Minutes of last meeting
  2. Steering Group members and Andrew MacCarthy – biographical details

26 September 2016 | Inaugural meeting of the Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum

The meeting was held at St, Saviour’s Hall Monday 26 September 2016 at the invitation of the Pimlico Federation of Residents Association 

Present: 

Directors of Pimlico Freda: Mr Edward Reeve (Chairman), Mr Richard Gayner, Lady Scott 

Westminster Councillors: Angela Harvey, David Harvey and Nickie Aiken 

Guest Speaker: Mr Simon Birkett from the Knightsbridge Association 

+ 50 Pimlico residents 

Edward Reeve, acting as Chairman, welcomed Simon Birkett from the Knightsbridge Association (KA) to the meeting. He then outlined the main purpose of a Neighbourhood Forum which is to create a Neighbourhood Plan (NP). This Plan can include not only planning matters but it can also cover such issues as trees, open spaces, hotels, short-term tenancies, cultural and sporting provision for the area etc. Once approved, it will carry significant weight in planning decisions for Pimlico during its five-year life span. The Localism Act 2011 defines the hoops to be jumped during the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan and states that NPs must cohere with both national and local policies. 

Simon explained to the meeting that he had recently formulated Knightsbridge’s Neighbourhood Plan with the help of a professional planning firm. Their Plan runs to 140 pages and has cost the Kensington Association £100,000. It will soon be the subject of a public consultation, followed by a local referendum before it becomes active. He finished by generously saying that he would be happy to help us formulate Pimlico’s Neighbourhood Plan and to share any relevant chapters which feature in the Knightsbridge Plan. 

The Chairman decided to set up a Steering Group, totally separate from Pimlico FREDA, which would manage the PNF membership, create the Neighbourhood Plan and raise funds for any professional help that might be needed. Raising funds was considered to be the biggest challenge in our area which has no big businesses. 

The PNF Steering Group was then formally elected by the meeting as follows: Peter Ruback as Chairman, and Clive Aslet, Edward Reeve, Mair Garside and James Ingham as members. 

25 May 2017 | Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum Invites You To Join

The Localism Act 2011 gives local communities the right to shape development in their areas through the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, led by a Neighbourhood Forum. Join the Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum and make your community a better place to live and work in.

Localism Act 2011: Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum

The Localism Act 2011 gives local communities the right to shape development in their areas through the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, led by a Neighbourhood Forum.

Our Neighbourhood Plan will become part of the Local Plan and its policies will be used in future planning applications. Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders will allow Pimlico to grant planning permission either in full or in outline for the types of development they want to see in their areas.

The policies cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan but it can shape where that development will go and what it will look like.

Invitation

“The Federation of Pimlico Residents Associations (Pimlico FREDA) has been facilitating an application from 30 residents/business people to the Westminster City Council to be recognised as a Neighbourhood Forum as provided for under the Localism Act 2011.

The Council has now granted such status so Pimlico NF is now officially in being.

These Fora are open to all residents and people in business in the designated area we are now seeking applications from anyone who qualifies, either by being a resident of the designated area or working in that area, to join the Pimlico NF.

A map of the designated area is shown below with some further information on NFs and an application form should you wish to join and become a member. We are especially seeking members who are prepared to be active in running the PNF.”

Edward Reeve, Chairman, FREDA.

Apply for Membership

Joining the Pimlico Neighbourhood Forum is your chance to decide how Pimlico develops over the coming years – come in and make a difference!

If you’d like to get more involved with shaping the Forum and its Neighbourhood Plan, please get in touch. The first public meeting will be held at St. Saviour’s Hall on Monday 26th September 2016 at 7 pm.

Papers, Notes and Websites