First-ever Neighbourhood Forum proposed for the Barbican and Golden Lane area

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First-ever Neighbourhood Forum proposed for the Barbican and Golden Lane area
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The City of London is discussing a local community proposal to set up its first Neighbourhood Planning Forum.

The Barbican and Golden Lane areas have applied to become part of a specific neighbourhood forum to prepare a neighbourhood plan and participate in local planning matters on a statutory basis.

The Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum is devoted to preserving, protecting and enhancing the area’s unique spirit and improving the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being and quality of life of those living and working in it.

This will be the City of London’s first neighbourhood forum and plan.

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Under the government’s Localism legislation, communities can create plans that become part of the statutory framework for land use.

Adam Hogg, Chair of the Barbican Association, said: “The Barbican Association enthusiastically supports the idea of establishing a Neighbourhood Forum and endorses the objectives set out in the Forum’s application to the City.”

Liz Hirst, spokesperson for the Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum, said: “Residents and businesses in the City are enthusiastic about the chance to shape this important neighbourhood. We are home to world-class architecture and culture as well as being a dynamic place to live – cities need this type of diversity to thrive and we look forward to working hard together on our plan.”

The consultation deadline is Wednesday 21 June at midnight.

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