Since the LCF was formed over ten years ago it has been involved in responding to proposed development in Limehouse. This has required carefully considering development proposals and planning applications, assessing developers’ statutory obligations, taking into account the views of the community, consulting with local authority planning officers, submitting formal objections if required and mobilising public opposition as necessary.
In 2015 the Limehouse Community Forum (LCF) was designated a neighbourhood planning area and has since been pursuing the creation of a neighbourhood plan. The first steps were taken last year, at LIMEfest, where the LCF started gathering feedback from the community on what matters most to them. Since then, the LCF has held meetings with council officials and planning consultants on how best to proceed. We are now excited to launch the next step to Limehouse having a neighbourhood plan, a ward-wide consultation that will run for the whole of November 2017. Throughout the development of the plan we want to ensure the whole community has the opportunity to contribute and this consultation is designed to directly inform the neighbourhood plan and the policies within.
The survey has been developed from the feedback we received from LIMEfest2017 and is made up of 9 questions. The survey is designed to be quick and easy, and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The objective of the survey is to get a wider consensus on what the neighbourhood plan should focus on and having a clearer understanding of people’s priorities in the local area. The results are anonymous, but we want to encourage participants to leave their email address so we can keep more people informed and involved in the plan’s development.
The survey will close on 30th November, 2017 and the neighbourhood planning team will start analysing and agreeing the priorities to take forward for further research.
After the Survey
From January 2018 we will partnered with UCL to start gathering evidence, insights and policy ideas that back up the results of this survey.
From April 2018 on wards we will be in a position to reengage consultants and council officials to take our learnings to date into a formal neighbourhood plan.