Forum criticises proposals on high street residential development

The Hampstead Neighbourhood has strongly criticised government proposals to expand permitted development rights. Read the Ham&High story here and the Forum's submission to the government consultation here.

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Shaping Hampstead's future high streets

The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum has begun a project to study the future of our two commercial centres, Hampstead village and South End Green. Read a column by Stephen Taylor, Forum chair, in the Ham&High here.

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Forum comments on planning White Paper

The government's proposals on reforms of England's planning system were damaging and would undermine local democracy, according to comments submitted in October by the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  

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Forum's AGM report and activities in 2019-20

At the annual general meeting on 16 March 2020, Janine Griffis, chair, promised to circulate a report on the AGM and on the Forum's activities in 2019-20. The meeting was, of necessity, sparsely attended because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The chair's report was sent to members on 31 March 2020.

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Wanted: views on cycling and walking to assist COVID transport response

You are invited to offer your ideas for improved cycling and walking in the Hampstead and Frognal area as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted. Please take part in a simple survey by clicking hereThe survey is an initiative by local Councillors, Hampstead Transport Partnership and Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum.

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Transport discussion postponed but AGM to be held 16 March

The discussion on Hampstead transport issues which we had planned for Monday 16 March 2020 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. However, we will still hold a brief annual general meeting at 7pm at Burgh House, New End Square, NW3 1LT.  

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Come to our AGM on 16 March and have your say on local transport

Please join us on Monday 16 March for our Annual General Meeting and for a discussion on how to improve transport and traffic in Hampstead.
 
The meeting will be held at 7pm at Burgh House, New End Square, NW3 1LT. We aim to finish by 9pm.
 
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Update from Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum

Janine Griffis, Forum chair, sent an update to the Forum's members and supporters on 21 November 2019. She said: We wanted to let you know what the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum has been doing since the Neighbourhood Plan was overwhelmingly approved in a public referendum last year. Most importantly, we have been seeking to ensure that the Plan is being properly applied in Camden's consideration of planning applications. But we are also involved in several other activities.

 

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Forum urges keeping Pond Street area in Hampstead Town

The Forum has urged the Boundary Commission to keep Pond Street and Hampstead Hill Gardens, as well as part of South End Road, within Hampstead Town ward and not to place them in Gospel Oak ward. The Forum argues that the Boundary Commission's proposal goes against 800 years of history. You can read the Forum's comment here.

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Forum objects to Abacus plan for former police station

The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum has lodged an objection to the plan by Abacus school to develop the former police station on Rosslyn Hill. You can read the submission here.

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