WCC plans for Oxford St launched

Following WCC’s change of policy over the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street, after responding to concerns about the impact on the wider area, WCC launch their new strategy for the area. Marylebone Forum will meet on 6 Dec to review and respond. WCC consultation closes on 16 December. Please have a look at the plans at  www.osd.london which includes a survey for your thoughts and...

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Marylebone Forum to resume

Marylebone Forum is to resume, in anticipation of the publication of the new Westminster City Plan, expected September 2018. The next Forum Committee meeting will take place in late September, to discuss our response to the policies in the new draft WCC City Plan, which will determine what opportunities will be available for our own Neighbourhood Plan...

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AGM Notice – 17th April 2018

Dear Marylebone Resident/ Worker/ Local Business/Forum Member, You are cordially invited to attend the AGM of the Marylebone Forum which will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17th in the Crypt of the St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LT. The AGM meeting has been re-scheduled due to the severe weather on February 28th that resulted in very low attendance. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect your Forum Committee members and Officers and to inform you about the progress the Forum Committee has made to date and more importantly to hear from you! It will provide an opportunity for you to hear about the Mayor’s plan for Oxford Street and other is- sues that will affect greater Marylebone. It will also provide an opportunity to engage directly with Committee members and to ask questions about the Forum and matters arising. We welcome applications for positions on the Forum Committee. All nominations should be sent to me at: kcthedean@gmail.com before April 9th 2018. Marylebone Forum Ltd AGM 18 Agenda Proposed Marylebone Forum Ltd Committee 2018/19 Please come and support your Forum, and encourage others who live or work in the area to do so as well. Best regards, Kevin Coyne Chairman Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum...

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Marylebone Forum on hold pending new City Plan

The Marylebone Forum Committee has taken the decision to put on hold its work towards the development of our Neighbourhood Plan. This means that there will be no formal Committee activity on the Plan until further notice. The Committee will remain in place as will all the officers and we still would like to hold an AGM in January 2018 although the date is yet to be decided. This decision has been taken on the recommendation of our planning consultants, rCOH, and for a number of reasons. It was announced on 16th June that Westminster City Council is to undertake a full review of its City Plan, at present scheduled for adoption in Autumn 2018; the Mayor is also in the process of revising the London Plan. Our Plan would need to be in general conformity with the strategic policies of both, as these would prevail over any Neighbourhood Plan in case of conflict. It therefore makes sense to delay our planning activities until more is known about the scope and content of both. Further, disappointingly, and in spite of our best endeavours, we have not been entirely successful in fully engaging the business and resident community in this project, and this is crucial for the successful development of the Plan. It has therefore become evident that we will require professional input and assistance to get to grips with other ways of achieving fuller community engagement. This would however require further funding, and we will need to explore ways of obtaining this. Individual members of the Committee will however continue to work on current issues that concern our members....

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