Making a Neighbourhood Plan

To make a Neighbourhood Plan, communities need to come together to create a forum which has to be consulted on and formally designated by the council.

The forum also has to identify the area which the plan will cover. This area has to be consulted on and designated by the council.

Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Area

The Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Forum has published its draft Neighbourhood Plan for consultation and inviting representations. The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Friday 10 September 2021 to Friday 22 October 2021

A neighbourhood plan is a community-produced document that sets out a vision for the future of Belmont and South Cheam and contains planning policies that would ultimately be used to determine planning applications locally. Any neighbourhood plan that a community prepares has to been consulted on twice, be subject to independent examination and, at the end of the process, a referendum.  This consultation represents the first formal period of consultation on the neighbourhood plan.

A copy of the draft Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Plan is availabe to view on the Forum's website at or alternatively on the Council website at the below link:

If you would like to make a representation on the neighbourhood plan please send your representation to or alternatively You can also write to Strategic Planning, LB Sutton, Civic Offices, St. Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA.

Representations much be received by 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021.

Please be aware that all representations received by will be made publicly available, although personal details will be removed. Details of the Councils privacy notice are availabe at the bottom of this page.

Other documents relating to the Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Forum, Area and Plan can be found below.

The council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee agreed on 13 June 2017 that the Burton Estates South Cheam Area of Special Local Character: Character Appraisal, produced by the Forum, could be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications in the designated area.

The forum can be contacted at:

Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan

The Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' (or adopted) in January 2019 and should be used when determining future planning applications within the identified Neighbourhood Area. 

A referendum was held on 29th November 2018.  The referendum was held to decide the following question:

"Do you want the London Borough of Sutton to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hackbridge & Beddington Corner to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The results were as follows:

  • The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 626 (89.4%)
  • The number of votes cast in favour of NO was 74 (10.6%)
  • Total number of votes cast 700 – 0 rejects
  • The turnout was 14.81%.

The full declaration of results is available on the voting and election pages.

A Decision Statement has been produced which is also available to inspect at the Council Offices, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM5 2JG.

Information relating to the referendum is available below:

The Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan includes policies on a range of matters including housing, the built environment, local economy, environment, energy, waste, water, movement and community infrastructure. If adopted, the plan will become part of Sutton’s statutory development plan and will be used alongside the council’s own planning documents and the Mayor’s London Plan in determining applications in the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Area.

The Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan decision statement and other documents can be accessed.

The forum can be contacted at:

Beddington North Neighbourhood Area

The Beddington North Neighbourhood Forum (BNNF) is a formally designated Neighbourhood Planning Area and Forum. A map of the area, along with other supporting information, is available at the below link.

Beddington North Neighbourhood Planning Documents

The forum can be contacted at:

Privacy Notice

Any responses received by the Council to the consultation will be held electronically for the purposes of meeting the council’s duties arising from reporting consultations. Consultation responses will be made public but your personal data will not be made public. Consultation responses will be kept for two years.

If you wish to have your details removed from the planning policy consultation list at any time please contact By remaining on the consultation list you consent to the council holding your name, contact details and, where relevant, organisation name in order to be contacted solely for future consultations on planning policy and related matters. Your details are held electronically and will not be passed on to any third parties for marketing purposes. The council’s privacy policy.