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Bankside Neighbourhood Plan - find out what's happening

Local businesses and residents have been crafting a neighbourhood plan for Bankside. You can read and comment on the Pre-submission draft, available online and at the John Harvard Library or Bankside Community Space.

Bankside is a special place – a local neighbourhood at the heart of a global city. Development and change are part of everyday life here and bring opportunities as well as challenges. For more than three years a team of dedicated local residents and businesses has been drawing up ideas, capturing earlier consultation and gathering new views from local people and workers to produce this draft of the plan. 

The plan contains planning policies to help guide planning decisions made by the Council, and community projects to be funded by future developments. Both are needed to help keep Bankside special.  

You can read the whole draft Bankside plan here which includes links to the appendices.  Then you can fill in this online survey, which asks for feedback on specific policies and projects that are in the draft plan.    There is space for you to leave further comments about other elements of the draft plan at the end of the survey.

The more specific you can be with your comments the more likely it is that your ideas will make a difference. You can go back to an earlier page to change your answers with the 'Previous' button.

You can also read the draft plan in hard copy at any of the following locations.  

John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street
Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street 
Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Eco House, Ayres Street


If you would like to find out more about what a Neighbourhood Plan can do for Bankside – and add your own ideas – take a look at the Bankside Neighbourhood Forum website or pick up some information from Bankside Community Space.

Bankside's residents and businesses have long been committed to helping shape the future of this area. The introduction of neighbourhood development plans means that in future these ideas and priorities can have statutory influence through planning policy.


Over the last few years representatives of Bankside’s business, residential, and other community stakeholders from within the area have been exploring the development priorities and ambitions for Bankside that should be encompassed in a neighbourhood development plan. 


As well as making policies to give a clearer idea of what development in Bankside should be like, the neighbourhood plan identifies ways for development to deliver benefits for the community – projects for Bankside that the community wants and which will make sure Bankside stays an attractive place for investment that benefits the whole borough..