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.
Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan
A referendum relating to the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan 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.
The council is now required to “make” (or "adopt") the Hackbridge and Beddington Neighbourhood Plan within 8-weeks of the Referendum decision in accordance with the regulations. However, it should be noted that the neighbourhood plan carries full weight in planning decisions as soon as it is approved at a referendum. 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 referendun is available below:
- Referendum Information Statement
- Examiner’s Report
- Representations to the Independent Examiner
- Decision Statement
- General Information on Neighbourhood Planning
- Map of Neighbourhood Area
- Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement
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 forum can be contacted at: email@example.com
Beddington North Neighbourhood Area
The Beddington North Neighbourhood Forum (BNNF) has submitted applications for the re-designation of the neighbourhood area and neighbourhood forum, which is due to expire in November 2018. The council is inviting comments on both applications until 31 October 2018 before a decision is made at the Housing, Economy and Business Committee later in the year. Copies of both applications, along with other documents, via the Beddington North Neighbourhood Planning Documents
The forum can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Area
The forum and area were designated in 2016. 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: email@example.com