Neighbourhood planning 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1104
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What assistance have you provided to groups interested in establishing a neighbourhood forum and writing a neighbourhood plan?

Answer

Answer for Neighbourhood planning 2

Answer for Neighbourhood planning 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The establishment of specific Neighbourhood Forums is very clearly a local matter and the responsibility of Boroughs. It is therefore not appropriate for me be involved directly.

However, I have provided strategic support for the establishment of Neighbourhood Forums. It is proposed that London Plan policy 7.1 should be refined through Further Alterations to include Lifetime Neighbourhood principles which can support Forums in the development of Neighbourhood Plans.

In addition, the London Plan has a portfolio of SPGs which are designed to be a resource for localism. These include the Character and Context SPG which will be published shortly, together with Draft Social Infrastructure SPG and the Draft Access SPG. 

More specifically, I have lobbied government to allow for businesses to be part of Neighbourhood Forums and in specific cases to allow the Neighbourhood Forums to comprise a BID.