Neighbourhood forums

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


As of May 2012, only twelve neighbourhood forums had been designated in London, and 23 others had pending designation applications. Are you satisfied with the progress of neighbourhood planning in London?


Answer for Neighbourhood forums

Answer for Neighbourhood forums

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst I support the principle of Localism, it is entirely a matter for local determination as to whether applications are made to the local authority for designation. In some parts of London there has been good progress on the formation of neighbourhood fora. I understand that although only 12 have been designated, another 23 have submitted applications and another 37 groups have expressed an interest.

It is early days in establishing what is an innovative planning mechanism and I will monitor its progress with interest.