Working with the community
We want to ensure that our proposals reflect local ambitions and are responsive to the needs of the community. To achieve this, we want to ensure an open dialogue with stakeholders and local groups of people.
To date, we have hosted two public events, one in April and another in June, in which we consulted the community on their priorities for the area and its future, as well as what they wanted to see come forward as part of the development.
Feedback to date
We have met with more than 500 people and received over 1,500 responses to our online survey.
Thank you to everyone that contributed their ideas through this process, which have helped to shape our proposals. Details about how the feedback has influenced our designs is given below.
Guiding principles of community engagement
Introduce Grosvenor and develop relationships
Phase the process
Align to stages of the design process and break down the detail
Hold public drop-ins and workshops that are open to all
Create a conversation
Start a dialogue; seek a listen to feedback
Share adequate detail and be open to comments
Report back on evolution of proposals and address questions
Over 650 people provided feedback on our early proposals
More detailed discussions on design following our spring event
Consultation on detailed design for the Cundy Street Quarter
Target submission of Cundy Street Quarter planning application to Westminster City Council
Responding to feedback
In April, when we asked what community amenities could be added to the area, the community wanted to see a local supermarket. As a result, we have included a local food store in the scheme.
Respondents to the survey were pleased to see more homes locally and were supportive of a range of housing types. This has confirmed our decision to incorporate a mix of housing including homes for families, younger people and senior citizens and our ambition to double the number of socially rented and affordable homes.
Many people expressed support for a well-designed public space with new pedestrian connections where people can come together within a new village centre. The potential to Improve Orange Square and Ebury Square were also welcomed.
We are currently addressing comments on these themes in our design discussions.
- The potential for anti-social behaviour in the new scheme
- The quantum of retail space along Ebury Street
- The height of the building overlooking Ebury Square, although many understand the rationale for its location and need.
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