With the rather rapid onset of autumn, my work seems to be taking a turn back to neighbourhood planning. Having been voted onto the steering group for the Waterloo & Southbank Neighbourhood Forum on Friday last week, I have a meeting arranged for later this week with a group in Oval that are considering setting up one of their own to offer advice and guidance.
Our application for formal designation in Waterloo is being considered by both Lambeth and Southwark Councils, and I'm looking forward to hearing some news. I hope that it can be a positive mechanism for promoting good quality development and positive growth in the area, but can't quite help being a little sceptical about the politics. It'll be interesting to see how things pan out!
Watch this space.