To produce a plan, a community first must set up a neighbourhood forum, subject to designation - formal approval - by the borough council.
In addition to the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum, Camden has designated eight other neighbourhood forums. These are in Highgate, Kentish Town, Fortune Green and West Hampstead, Somers Town, Dartmouth Park, Camley Street, Church Row/Perrins Walk, and Redington and Frognal.
Drafting a plan requires much work and consultation. The final plan must pass a referendum within the designated neighbourhood to become adopted. The first plan to be approved in London is the Norland Neighbourhood Plan in Kensington and Chelsea.