Neighbourhood Planning

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

Neighbourhood Planning allows communities to influence the development and growth of their local area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood development order or a community right to build order.

In Haringey, neighbourhood planning is taken forward by 'neighbourhood forums' that will designate a ‘neighbourhood area’ for which to focus their proposals.

The concept of Neighbourhood Planning was introduced by the Localism Act 2011 which amended current planning legislation by adding new sections and schedules. These came into force on 6 April 2012. This was strengthened through the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017. Regulations have also been made which specify the procedures which must be undertaken when implementing the new arrangements. The legislative framework, attendant Regulations and the amendments can be found below:

For further information about what Neighbourhood Planning means, and how it will work, please see our Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF, 33KB).

You can find a further guidance on Neighbourhood Planning from the links below:

If you are thinking about setting up a Neighbourhood Forum, or would like further information relating to Neighbourhood Planning, please contact the Planning Policy team on 020 8489 1479 or email . Alternatively you can get advice from volunteers at Planning Aid (RTPI) via email Please note that this is a voluntary service and only a limited amount of time can be provided to answer each query.

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Highgate Neighbourhood Forum

Highgate Neighbourhood Forum is one of three designated Neighbourhood Forums in Haringey.

The Forum produced a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Highgate Neighbourhood Area which, together with the adopted planning policy documents for both Haringey and Camden councils, forms the basis for determining planning applications in the area.

The Plan was adopted by the Council on the 20 July 2017, following a successful independent examination and local referendum.

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Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum

Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum was designated on 15 December 2015. This designation expired on 15 December 2020, and the Forum applied to be re-designated as a Neighbourhood Forum in January 2021. The application for its re-designation was consulted on from Friday 5 February to Friday 19 March 2021.

The consultation showed general support for redesignating the Forum. Having regard to this and the fact that the Forum satisfies legal requirements for designation of a Forum the council took the decision that the Forum should be redesignated.

The Forum intend to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the Crouch End Area which, together with the adopted planning policy documents for Haringey council, will form the basis for determining planning applications in their area.

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Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Forum

Finsbury Park and Stroud Green Neighbourhood Forum is the latest Forum and Area to be designated in Haringey. It also covers parts of Islington and Hackney.

The Neighbourhood Forum will produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the Area which, together with the adopted planning policy documents for Haringey, Islington and Hackney councils, will form the basis for determining planning applications in their area.

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Page last updated:

January 27, 2023

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