Consultation on Hyde Park Paddington Forum

Many HPEA members are already signed up to the proposed Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum. Westminster City council are now carrying out formal consultation on the establishment of the Forum and you are invited to take part. Here is the information from the Forum’s website, http://www.hydeparkpaddington.org:

“An application to designate the Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum was made to Westminster City Council on 22 December 2016. Following the application’s validation the City Council is inviting formal responses from businesses and residents. The role of the Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum will be to lead and undertake neighbourhood planning. This will give the community, both businesses and residents, a chance to influence development and change your neighbourhood.”

The consultation is open until 6pm 20 April 2017 and HPEA members are encouraged to give feedback which you can do as outlined below. The WCC website page is  http://www.westminster.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning-resources#news

You can view or download the flyer about the consultation at this link.

If you would like to make any comments in relation to the proposed Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum, please send them to the postal/email address below by 18:00 hours on Thursday 20th April 2017.

Neighbourhood Planning,
Policy and Strategy,
Westminster City Council,
15th Floor East,
Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 6QP

E-mail: neighbourhoodplanning@westminster.gov.uk

Pub evening Tuesday 18 October

At our next pub evening on Tuesday 18 October we are pleased to welcome Simon Gartshore and representatives of British Land who will talk to us about their emerging vision for the future of the Paddington Central Estate, the area behind Paddington Station and around Sheldon Square.  They will be giving us a review of what has been achieved in this area in recent years and will discuss their ideas for the future of the Estate and the opportunities for further development.  As their plans are only in the formative stages they would welcome our views and hope to be able to discuss with us the ideas that they are considering.  This is an excellent opportunity for us to have an early stage input on the local developments in our area and I hope that as many of you as possible will attend.
We will meet as usual in Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place between 6.30 – 8.30pm.  We envisage that the talk will start at 7pm but do come along early for a drink and a chat with other members.  Please feel free to invite any of your neighbours who may be interested in hearing about this and in joining our association.  

Launch of the Hyde Park Paddington Neighbourhood Forum Wednesday 22 June

All HPEA members are invited to a special meeting to launch the Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum.  It will be held at the Victory Services Club on  Wednesday 22 June at 6.30pm.  

We will be looking at the special arrangements needed to gain agreement and understand the constitutional and key organisational issues.  Our Chairman Nick Johnson will be introducing our business partners and asking for your views and agreement to the application we need to make to the Council.  We hope you can come to this important meeting.

Please see the Hyde Park Paddington forum website for more information http://www.hydeparkpaddington.org/

Pub evening 21 June

At our next pub evening on Tuesday 21 June the Hyde Park Estate Association is very pleased to be given the opportunity once again to meet members of the team behind the proposed development adjacent to Paddington Station and to give them our views.  As you may be aware, following the response to their original proposals earlier this year Sellar Paddington Limited withdrew their planning application and are now planning to present revised proposals for the site.
They will be holding a public consultation and exhibition later this month (24th, 25th and 27th June) but prior to this have agreed to come along to the HPEA pub evening to seek our views.  This will be your chance to ask any questions and to find out what they have done to answer the concerns previously raised following the earlier application.   It is a great opportunity to meet the key people involved with the site and the development of Paddington and to make your views clear.
We hope that you will be able to join us and to take an active part in the planning process.  We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Pub evening 19 January 2016

At our first pub evening of the New Year on Tuesday 19 January we are very pleased to welcome as our speakers representatives of Sellar Paddington Ltd, the company behind the proposed new development adjacent to Paddington Station.  As many of you will already be aware this is a proposal for the redevelopment of the former Royal Mail Sorting Office site fronting London Street and Praed Street, with a distinctive tall tower as its centrepiece. Consultations about the proposals are already underway and some of you may have visited the exhibition of the proposals held in Praed Street late last year.  The plans include new housing, offices, shops and open space.  As this project would have major implications for our area it was felt that members might wish to have more information about the proposed development and also to have the opportunity to ask questions of the developers.
We therefore hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity and we hope to see you at our pub evening on 19th January.  As usual we will meet in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn place from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Pub evening Tuesday 17 November

At our next pub evening on Tuesday 17 November we are very pleased to welcome Andrew Alchin, one of our local residents, who has kindly agreed to give us a talk entitled  ‘A History of Paddington in Maps’ .  Andrew has had a lifelong interest in maps and is a collector of antique maps and city views. He has lived in the Paddington area since the early 1970’s.  In his Powerpoint presentation he will describe the development of Paddington, including the Hyde Park Estate, over the centuries, using a wide variety of maps and diagrams as illustrations. He will demonstrate the key role that transport has played in Paddington’s history from the beginning and which continues to the present day.
As Andrew will be illustrating his talk via a TV screen in the Bar please do come early to get a good seat.  We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on the corner of Strathearn Place and Sussex Place W2 from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.

 

Pub evening dates for your diary

Here are the dates for the monthly Pub evenings which will all be held in the Upstairs Theatre Bar at the Victoria Pub, on the corner of Strathearn Place and Sussex Place, W2  from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
Wednesday 8 April – HPEA Chairman Nick Johnson and Paddington Business Improvement District Manager Chris Peers will speak about the new Neighbourhood Planning Area for Hyde Park and Paddington
Wednesday 13 May – Mark McKeown, Residential Asset Manager at the Church Commissioners will speak to us about their plans and vision for the future of the Hyde Park Estate
Wednesday 10 June – Paul Rowden, Community Relations Officer at Crossrail, will speak about this major project which has such a significant impact on our area.
We look forward to welcoming you all there.

Supporting a Neighbourhood Area registration – call to action!

The HPEA, Paddington BID (Business Improvement District) and the Paddington Waterside Partnership have got together to apply to become a Neighbourhood Area under the Government’s new localism opportunities.

This means, if we are successful, that we can then set up a separate Neighbourhood Forum, giving you an independent say in local planning decisions and more control over how we spend the Community Infrastructure Levy – the special development tax charged when development takes place.

This could make a really important difference to some of our run down areas – and particularly in Praed Street and Edgware Road – where we want to see big improvements. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and could lead to a better, cleaner place to live and work, with more business choices, better shopping options and better investment.

We need your support to achieve this. Please have a look at this short information note Information on Neighbourhood Area, and give us your help by writing to the Council to get this agreed. We have until 28 June to let the Council know that this is what people in Hyde Park and Paddington want.

You can use one of the template letters we have prepared, or send your own letter to: Councillor Robert Davies DL, Planning Delivery Unit, Westminster City Council, 11th Floor West, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP, or by email to LDF@Westminster.gov.uk.

RESIDENT LETTER Template 2013
BUSINESS LETTER Template June 2013
ORGANISATION LETTER Template June 2013