Help shape the
future of St James’s

The St James’s Neighbourhood Forum is developing a Neighbourhood Plan to shape the future of St James’s and guide future development and growth in the area up to 2040.

To help the Forum develop the plan, we want to hear from you to get your thoughts on how we can ensure the long-term success of St James’s as a place to live, work and visit.

You can find out how to get involved by clicking below

What is the St James’s Neighbourhood Forum?

The St James’s Neighbourhood Forum is open to all residents and businesses in the area. It is the responsible body for monitoring the effectiveness and delivery of the plan and periodically reviewing it to ensure its continued relevance.

The Forum was initially set up by the St. James’s Conservation Trust and consists of members living and working in the St James’s Neighbourhood Plan area.

It comprises residents’ representatives, private members clubs, retailers, restaurateurs, office occupiers, The Crown Estate, the St James’s Conservation Trust, Heart of Business Alliance, and Ward Councillors.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Localism Act 2011, to enable communities to have a say in the development of their areas. The purpose of the Neighbourhood Plan is to guide development within the St James’s Neighbourhood Area as well as providing guidance on submitting planning applications.

When made, the St James’s Neighbourhood Plan will be used alongside the Westminster City Plan and London Plan to determine planning applications in the area.

What Area Does it Cover?

The Forum covers some of the world’s most famous streets and iconic buildings.

The Consultation Process

We are currently consulting on the vision for St James’s ahead of developing our plan.

Once we have developed our plan there will be a further opportunity for you to get involved and have your say as part of a more formal, Pre-Submission (Regulation 14) consultation before the plan is submitted to Westminster City Council for independent examination.