Neighbourhood Planning

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 and area were originally designated in 2016. In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, the forum designation lapses after 5 years.

As such, the Council has received an application from the Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Forum for re-designation. A copy of this application is below and is available for public comment from 29 April to 11 June 2021.

Application for the redesignation of the Belmont and South Cheam Neighbourhood Forum

If you would like to comment on this application, please send your views to planningpolicy@sutton.gov.uk or alternatively write to Strategic Planning, LB Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM5 2JG.

Representations should consider whether the neighbourhood forum is appropriate to be re-designated.

Hard copies are also available in Sutton Civic Offices, Sutton Library and Cheam Library. Open times are available online here and could be subject to change as a result of the ongoing pandemic. 
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: peter.mattey@bscra.com

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: hackbridgeandbc@gmail.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: beddingtonra@gmail.com