Hampstead voters approve Neighbourhood Plan
On 21 June 2018 the residents of Hampstead approved the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan in a referendum. The results, declared at Burgh House by Clare Oakley, head of Camden's election team, were as follows: 1,484 votes in favour, 138 against, and two votes rejected. This means that 91.5% of voters supported the Plan, and 8.5% opposed it. The turnout was 20.5%. All registered voters living in the plan area were eligible to vote.
The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum developed the Plan following intensive discussions over the past five years with local residents, community groups and businesses. The Plan will now become planning law, sitting alongside Camden's Local Plan under the terms of the Localism Act 2011, which gave local communities the authority to shape planning policies in their areas.