Highgate Neighbourhood Forum
Highgate Neighbourhood Forum is one of two designated Neighbourhood Forums in Haringey.
The Forum has now been in operation for five years, and in accordance with regulations, needs to re-apply to be re-designated. A consultation on this application runs from 15th January to 26th February 2018. Please view the Highgate Forum Re-designation page for further details and to comment.
The Forum produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Highgate Neighbourhood Area which, together with the adopted planning policy documents for both Haringey and Camden councils, forms the basis for determining planning applications in the area.
The Plan was adopted by the Council on the 20 July 2017, following a successful independent examination and local referendum.
- Please see the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum page for full details
Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum
Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum is one of two designated Neighbourhood Forums in Haringey. Please see the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum and Area page for full details.
The Neighbourhood Forum will produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the Crouch End Area which, together with the adopted planning policy documents for Haringey council, will form the basis for determining planning applications in their area.
What is Neighbourhood Planning?
Neighbourhood Planning is a new tool which offers an opportunity for communities to shape their local areas and build strong neighbourhoods.
This change in the planning system allows communities to influence the development and growth of their local area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood development order or a community right to build order.
In Haringey, neighbourhood planning will be taken forward by 'neighbourhood forums' that will designate a ‘neighbourhood area’ for which to focus their proposals.
The concept of Neighbourhood Planning was introduced by the Localism Act 2011 which amended current planning legislation by adding new sections and schedules. These came into force on 6 April 2012. Regulations have also been made which specify the procedures which must be undertaken when implementing the new arrangements. Amendments to the Regulations were introduced in February 2015. The legislative framework, attendant Regulations and the amendments can be found below:
- Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (external link)
- Amendments to the Regulations February 2015 (PDF, 36KB - external link)
For further information about what Neighbourhood Planning means, and how it will work, please see our Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF, 33KB).
You can find a further guidance on Neighbourhood Planning from the links below:
- What is Neighbourhood Planning? (external link) - GOV.UK
- A guide to Neighbourhood Planning (external link) - Planning Advisory Service
- Guidance on the Planning System (external link) - Planning Aid England
- Guidance and support for communities (external link) - Planning Aid for London
- Understanding Neighbourhood Planning (external link) - Planning Portal
If you are thinking about setting up a Neighbourhood Forum, or would like further information relating to Neighbourhood Planning, please contact the Planning Policy team on 020 8489 1479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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