Community-led neighbourhood planning
Neighbourhood planning is a process intended to give local residents more say in the planning of their neighbourhoods. It is a government initiative that was introduced under the Localism Act.
You can also find information about neighbourhood planning including resources for developing a neighbourhood plan on the My Community website.
Develop a neighbourhood plan
You need to submit all of the following applications to us to develop a neighbourhood plan for your area:
- neighbourhood area to set out the geographical boundaries of the neighbourhood
- neighbourhood forum to set out the composition and the constitution of the forum
- neighbourhood plan application.
The local community drives neighbourhood planning and decides the content of the plans.
Please note – Your plans must conform with the Royal Greenwich Local Plan.
There is no fee for the determination of any of the applications.
Send your submission to the Planning Policy team. Email email@example.com or write to:Planning policy
Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Woolwich Centre
35 Wellington Street
Woolwich, SE18 6HQ
What happens next?
Neighbourhood Forum and Area applications will be published for a six week period of consultation. Officers will assess the applications and the Royal Borough of Greenwich will determine whether or not to establish the forum and designate the area.
Within five years of designation, a neighbourhood forum can prepare a neighbourhood plan. If the plan meets legislation requirements, the Council will arrange appropriate public consultation and submit the plan for independent examination.
Previous neighbourhood applications
|Group||Status||Date of decision||Documents|
|Moorings Forum||Forum and Area - Accepted (designated)||25 June 2019|
Forum and Area - Accepted (designated)
29 Jan 2016
18 June 2021
|Deptford Neighbourhood Forum||
Forum - Refused
Area - The Royal Borough of Greenwich declined to determine the application as the forum was refused
|19 Feb 2016|