Knightsbridge is one of just two International centres formally designated by the Mayor in his London Plan.
The Kensington and Chelsea Local Plan and the Westminster City Plan geographically define the extent of the International Centre. This provides the opportunity to promote policies at national and local level which specifically apply to the International Centres.
But maximising the benefits to Knightsbridge of its International Centre status will require businesses and the community to work together to identify and promote key projects to the relevant authorities.
A new Business Improvement District will take the lead in ensuring that Knightsbridge and Brompton Road retains and enhances its position as an International Centre in the face of increasing global competition.