This page will be used to share updates and submissions that the association has made to relevant consultations.
In March the BA submitted evidence to a review of City of London governance conducted by Lord Lisvane.
Recent consultations on Transport Strategy and the Draft Local Plan
The BA has responded to the City’s Transport Strategy, a consultation on how decisions on spending the neighbourhood fund element of the Community Infrastructure Levy should be made, and on the City’s Draft Local Plan for 2036. The Local Plan is particularly important because it will set the planning regime for the next decade or so. Once it is published in the autumn it has to go to a planning inspector, so there are more opportunities to make representations then. More information on these policies is available on the City’s website
In Autumn 2016 the City ran several important consultations – on its noise strategy, on a review of its licensing regime, and the first stage of a consultation on its new Local Plan (the planning regime).
The BA organised a meeting of the relevant officers and local common councillors to seek some joined up thinking between these City policies. At the meeting we voiced the problems caused by noise and disturbance, particularly at night and during the evenings from bars and open roof terraces and of the wearing effects of constant construction work. In our formal responses we sought some protections for residential areas, for example no construction work on Saturdays on sites next to residential areas.
In January 2017 the BA responded to a consultation on the City’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
In September 2017 the BA responded to consultations on the City’s Freight and Servicing plan (a supplementary plan to the Local Plan) and to the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy
In February 2018 the BA responding to the Culture Mile Look and Feel Strategy.
In March 2018 the BA responded to the City of London’s Lighting Strategy.