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.
Policy and Strategy,
Westminster City Council,
15th Floor East,
Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 6QP
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.
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/
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.
The HPEA has responded to two recent consultations: Reducing the Harm of Shisha, and the Cycling Super Highway and Quietway, Bayswater Road to Edgware Road, and the Hyde Park Estate.
You can read our responses below.
SHISHA SMOKING Response – HPEA
RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION CYCLING
The HPEA has responded to the planning application for the re-development of 31 London Street (the former Post Office site).
You can read the response here: HPEA Planning Commitee response to the Sellar Application for the Post Office Sorting Office site.
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.
The HPEA Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 October at 7.00pm at the Lancaster London Hotel. Our special guest speaker will be Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor of London who will speak on Community Safety and Policing.
Please also note that the doors will open at 6.30pm and that the meeting will start promptly at 7.00pm. This will give us more time for refreshments following the meeting and for the opportunity to chat informally with your fellow members.
The Agenda for this meeting and the Minutes of the 2014 AGM can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
We would be most grateful if you could have a look at these BEFORE coming to the meeting so that we can get the formal business of the meeting over as quickly as possible and have more time for the presentations, questions and discussion.
Would you please note that only members who have paid their subscription for 2015-16 will be able to vote. (The membership year begins on 1 April.) If you haven’t yet joined or renewed your subscription for this year please send a cheque made out to the ‘Hyde Park Estate Association‘ to our treasurer William Quinn, 12 Somers Crescent, London W2 2PN. To remind you, subscription rates are £15 for Individuals, £25 for Couples/Households and £50 Corporate.
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.
At the next HPEA pub evening on WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY we are very pleased to welcome as our speaker Christa Scholtz, Scheme Manager of Home Start Westminster
, a charity supported in part by Westminster City Council. Home Start Westminster trains volunteers who visit and befriend families in difficulty who have a child under the age of five. Volunteers offer help and support and if necessary refer on to other appropriate services, for example if there is a medical or housing problem. Two of our members are trustees of this charity and they thought you would be interested in hearing more about its important work for vulnerable families in our area.
We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place between 6.30 – 8.30pm. Please do come early to have a drink and a chat with other members before the talk starts. Also as anyone who came to our January pub evening will know, seats can be limited!
CYCLE SUPERHIGHWAY FOLLOW UP
As a follow up to our last meeting, which was our most well attended ever, we have been told that the revised East West Cycle superhighway proposals will be published on the Transport for London website
in the next few days. New consultation dates have also been published and these have been sent out to members in a separate email.
We hope to see you at the Victoria on 11 February.