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Neighbourhood Plan

Queen's Park

Neighbourhood Plan

One of Westminster’s most demographically diverse areas, Queen’s Park is located in the north-west of the borough, at the border with the London Borough of Brent. The largely residential Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn Lane to the north and the Harrow Road and Grand Union Canal to the south; it includes the Queens Park Estate - a Victorian Gothic-revival development locally knows as ‘the Avenues’, the Mozart Estate, retail shopping along Harrow Road, and the Queen’s Park Public Open Space.

Publica was asked by the Queen’s Park Community Council to support the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for the local area. The Council is the first parish council in London and builds on the area’s long history of community involvement.

Publica’s work began with the collation of a substantial evidence base, which involved extensive survey work, including a detailed study of the Harrow Road, and consultation with the local community. Building on initial consultation and engagement through online surveys, stalls at events, and targeted interviews, Publica then assisted Queen’s Park in the establishment and running of a temporary pop-up shop in summer 2015, where locals could engage in events and discussions about their neighbourhood. The evidence base produced by Publica brought together the detailed survey work, analysis of the responses to the various stages of engagement, as well as historical and policy research. It went on to develop and articulate the emerging vision and initial objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Queen’s Park Community Council, together with Urban Vision, drafted policies that aligned with these objectives, drawing upon the evidence base for support. Publica has assisted in the collation of materials, and the production of the final neighbourhood plan, which is expected to be published for consultation shortly.

This is a Publica Community Interest Company project.

  • Title: Queen's Park Neighbourhood Plan
  • Location: City of Westminster, London
  • Year: 2013–ongoing
  • Client: Queen’s Park Community Council