On 5th April 2016 we were officially designated by the by the Local Planning Authority as a Business Neighbourhood Area known as the "Spitalfields Neighbourhood Planning Area". The Spitalfields Neighbourhood Planing Forum respective to that area also received official approval.
Here are some articles on the decision to designate made by the Mayor on 6th April:
Docklands & East London Advertiser, 'Spitalfields planning forum gets legal recognition in bid to halt City encroachment' (Mike Brooke, 06.04.16)
East End Citizen, 'Tower Hamlets Mayor approves planning forum for Spitalfields residents and businesses' (Daniel Kraemer, 07.04.16)
The official 'decision notice' was published on Friday 15th April.