Making the Plan
Following the successful referendum a key decision to ‘make’ the plan so that it becomes part of the Council’s Local Development Plan has been delayed. This is because the Council’s decision to accept the recommendations of the Examiner’s report and to send the plan to referendum is the subject of a judicial review. The Forum's website can be found at www.stqw.org. Nevertheless,the Neighbourhood Plan is part of the Royal Borough's Development Plan and it's policies will be used by decision makers to guide development in the Neighbourhood Area following the enactment of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.
The referendum on the St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Plan was held on 25 February 2016 at St Helen's Church, St Helens Gardens, London W10 6LP.
92 per cent voted in favour of the plan. You can find the full results on the 'St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Plan Referendum results' page.
The referendum version of the Neighbourhood Plan and some information about the referendum and neighbourhood planning process is available below.
A copy of the referendum version of the plan can be viewed in North Kensington Library or Kensington Central Library. Copies of other specified documents are available for inspection at the Town Hall Customer Service Centre between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
Examination of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan
An Examiner was appointed to advise if the Draft Neighbourhood Plan met the basic conditions set for a Neighbourhood Plan. He decided to hold a public hearing on 22nd September and identified a number of individuals or organisations who were be invited to speak and a set of questions he would ask at the hearing. The agenda for the hearing including the Examiner’s questions is provided below.
The Examiner's final report has been received.
A Key Decision to accept the Examiner's report recommendations and send the Draft Plan to referendum was scrutinised by the Public Realm Scrutiny Committee on 25 November 2015. The Key Decision was implemented on 18 December 2015.
There are two versions of the plan below one showing the changes made following the Examination as track changes and the final referendum version.
Draft Neighbourhood Plan
The draft Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the Council in May 2015 along with the required supporting documents:
The draft St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Plan was put out to public consultation from 4 June to 16 July. The comments received in response to this consultation can be seen in the document below:
In addition the Council has produced a response to the Neighbourhood Forum’s Basic Condition Statement and a study of the commercial viability of properties in Latimer Road.
Neighbourhood Forum and Area Designation
The St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Forum and associated Neighbourhood Area are the second in the borough to be designated under the Government's neighbourhood planning powers.
Members of the St Helens Residents Association and Woodlands Area Residents applied to the Council to be designated as a neighbourhood forum in 2012, and became officially designated on 2 July 2013.
They also applied to designate a neighbourhood area. This lies mainly in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and in part in London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The application was submitted to both planning authorities. The portion of land in the Royal Borough has been designated by the Council as the St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Area.
Details of the decision to designate the forum and area are available below:
Key Decision [PDF] (file size 66Kb)
Key Decision Report [PDF] (file size 51Kb)
Map showing revised southern boundary [PDF] (file size 1.5Mb)
The Council consulted residents and other interested stakeholders on this application in July 2013.
Copies of the application are available to download below:
Neighbourhood Area and Forum Application [PDF] (file size 40Kb)
Map of proposed Neighbourhood Area [PDF] (file size 519Kb)
St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Forum Proposed Constitution [PDF] (file size 28Kb)
Below are responses we had to the consultation :
All Consultation Responses [PDF] (file size 49Kb)
Page updated January 2016.