The six week consultation period on the application for designation of a new St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Forum ended on July 20th.
The proposed area is partly in Kensington & Chelsea, and partly in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Responses to RBKC were all positive, other than that from the Westway Development Trust. The Trust supports the idea of a Forum and Neighbourhood Plan, but wants the proposed boundary changed to exclude the strip of land that the Trust manages, immediately behind the gardens of houses along the south side of Oxford Gardens.
We will continue to argue that this land should remain within the Forum area, so that local residents can have more say in the detailed planning for what is due to become a major east/west pedestrian and cycle link when the planned new subway from the Imperial West site to Latimer Road is built.
If approved by both councils, an inaugural meeting of the new Forum is planned for November 10th. The idea is that this would adopt a constitution for the new body, and elect its first management committee.
For more details see at www.sthelensresidents.org.uk