The Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan has passed examination, a huge milestone on the way to becoming local planning law. An independent examiner has determined that our Plan, subject to certain modifications, may proceed to public referendum. You can see a copy of her report here.
Formal approval of the Plan by Camden Council is expected on 26 March 2018. Once the Council has approved the Plan, we will post a final version of it on our website. The documents and submissions related to the Plan, including the submitted draft, up until the Examiner's final report, can be seen on Camden's website here.
The date for our referendum will be 21 June 2018. More information will follow but the voting in the referendum will be the same as in any normal election and both postal and ballot voting will be permitted. Anyone in the Plan area may cast a ballot.
The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum developed the Plan following intensive discussions over the past three years with local residents, community groups and businesses. Under the terms of the Localism Act 2011, which gave local communities the authority to shape planning policies in their areas, the Plan will sit alongside Camden's Local Plan and will help to shape the future of Hampstead over the next fifteen years.
Thank you to the hard working committee for seeing the Plan through to this stage. We will need everyone's help in June to get a good turnout in the referendum.
Chair, Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum