Neighbourhood Planning

Following the workshop event on which I reported previously, I am delighted to report that Henry Peterson has received overwhelming support for his proposal for St Quentin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Plan (just over the border in Kensington) in the public ballot. Henry is now progressing that and a proposal for a plan at Old Oak Common. Meanwhile Charles Wagner and others are looking at a possible proposal around Barons Court area. More news in due course.


Planning applications – the easy way to respond

The Council’s Email Alerts to Planning and Licensing applications are always informative. To never miss a planning application in your area, register with the Council. You specify the area you are interested in – and it’s as easy as that. In addition to receiving prompt notice of applications you can click through to the application itself, look at the documents and, if it is a small application, click on ‘Make a public comment’ and write your comments in the box provided, then receive a receipt (and your comments) in your email Inbox. If your concern is of interest to the Hammersmith Society please forward to us. We’ll be glad to respond.

Neighbourhood Planning Event : 2 December

This briefing event took place in the Town Hall and was useful and informative. There were 34 attendees and several presentations explained the principles and showed examples where Neighbourhood Plans had either been implemented or were still going through the process.  Two separate initiatives are being pursued : Henry Peterson advises as follows :

Old Oak Neighbourhood Forum and Plan

Proposals for a neighbourhood plan for the Old Oak area continue to be developed, and the following residents groups and amenity bodies in Ealing and in Hammersmith & Fulham, are involved in current discussions.

  • The Island Site Residents Association (TITRA)
  • Wells House Residents Association
  • Wesley Estate Residents Association
  • Residents of Midland Terrace/Shaftesbury Gardens
  • Residents of the Old Oak Estate
  • Friends of Wormwood Scrubs
  • Brickfield Association of Residents (Eynham Road area)
  • Residents of Woodman Mews

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Neighbourhood Planning Event : 2 December

This had been previously proposed for 3 October but had to be postponed at the last minute. It has now been re-organised for 2 December : 6 – 8pm : Hammersmith Old Town Hall : Committee Room 1.

The event has been completely re-organised and moved to an evening slot : It is also now an exclusive Hammersmith event (Fulham will have a separate one in the New Year) based around two actual local projects. The first is the proposal for the St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Plan recently approved by a Government Inspector , and the second is the proposed ideas for a neighbourhood plan for Old Oak. Henry Peterson – former Assistant Chief Executive at LBHF – is the mastermind behind both projects and he and others will explain how it all works. As an indication of his dedication, he has offered to give most of his time over the next year at least to get a project up and running in Old Oak.

The three attached flyers explain what is proposed, the programme for the evening and a background paper explaining how Neighbourhood Planning operates under the terms of the 2011 Localism Act.

 Agenda for Neighbourhood Planning Event
Neighbourhood plan proposal
About Neighbourhood Planning


If you wish to attend, please register your interest with me at as soon as possible but not later than Friday 27 November.

Hammersmith & Fulham Neighbourhood Planning Workshop – Saturday 3 October

I mentioned this in my last News Update. This event has been organised by Professor Hans Haenlein and others and is a wonderful opportunity for local people to see how they can engage in planning of their neighbourhood. This is an initiative born out of the ‘Neighbourhood and Community Rights Process’ which stems from the 2011 Localism Act. Please do sign up to attend as below and hear how this is happening in other areas :



Saturday 3 October 2015
St Paul’s Primary School Annexe, Worlidge Street W6

An opportunity for those who live, work and have an interest in Hammersmith & Fulham to hear about the Neighbourhood and Community Rights Process, a government initiative, which gives you the power to make a difference to your community by getting involved in local decision making, and working with others to make your area a better place

Supported by the Hammersmith Society and the Fulham Society and organised by Local Residents

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