Safeguarding Hampstead's future

  

The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum is a voluntary group set up by local residents to write a Neighbourhood Plan. Following intensive public consultation, the Plan was finalised in 2018 and was approved by residents in a referendum. It now takes its place as planning law alongside the Camden local plan and other regulations. 

Under the terms of the Localism Act 2011, communities were given the ability to shape future development in their areas through Neighbourhood Plans. The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum developed the Plan following intensive discussions over the past five years with local residents, community groups and businesses.

The entry into force of Hampstead's Neighbourhood Plan means that planning applications in the plan area must take account of the Plan's policies, and that Camden's planning officials must also do so when they decide whether to approve applications. A summary of the Neighbourhood Plan's policies can be found here, and you can read the Neighbourhood Plan here.

The purpose of the Neighbourhood Plan, and of the Forum, is not to oppose all development. Rather, the Plan aims to keep Hampstead lively and contemporary, while safeguarding the fine heritage of our streets and buildings. Hampstead should be enduringly green, with the Heath, open spaces, trees and landscapes well protected. It should be safe and walkable, with good public transport. It should foster local enterprise, supporting the needs who live and work in the area as well as visitors. And it should be a strong community with good amenities. 

PLANNING WATCH: The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum comments selectively on planning applications that, in our view, support or are at odds with the Neighbourhood Plan's policies. Click here to see the Forum's recent comments. 

                                                                                                                               

  
If you have questions, email info@hampsteadforum.org. Follow us on Twitter @HampsteadForum 
 

 

Hampstead residents overwhelmingly approved the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan in a referendum held on 21 June 2018. Clare Oakley, Camden's elections manager, announced the results at Burgh House after the vote count.  She certified that there were 1,484 votes in favour of the Plan, and 138 votes against. Two votes were...

We have reached the final stage on the long road to the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan. All it needs is one last push, and we would really appreciate your help. On 21 June 2018, there will be a public referendum to approve the Plan. If you vote to support it, the...