Neighbourhood Plan News

Neighbourhood Plan Progress (April 2018) and Path Ahead to Referendum

 Fifth Draft of Policies, Plan Health Check and Evidence Base Review

 A fifth draft of the proposed neighbourhood plan policies has been submitted to Camden for further comment.  Following receipt of feedback, a Plan Health Check and Evidence Base Review will be carried out by AECOM.

 This is likely to lead to further drafting iterations.

Regulation 14 Pre-Submission Consultation and Consultation Statement

 This will then be followed by the six-week Pre-Submission Consultation, as required by Regulation 14 of the neighbourhood planning Regulations.  Any comments received by the end of the consultation period will be considered conscientiously by the Forum Committee.   Comments received will be summarised, along with any actions taken in response to the issues raised.  This record will then be incorporated into the Consultation Statement, along with a summary of previous community engagement and consultation, the main outcomes and how this informed the content of the Plan.

 Examination by Camden and Regulation 16 Publicity

 The Plan will then be formally submitted to Camden for examination.

 Following examination by Camden, the Camden will publicise the Plan for a six-week period, as required under Regulation 16 of the neighbourhood planning Regulations.

 Independent Examination and Referendum

 An independent examiner will then assess the Plan and supporting documentation and decide whether it can progress to Referendum.

 Redington Frognal Neighbourhood Plan Policies

 The Redington Frognal Neighbourhood Plan comprises the following policies:

  • Housing and Development
  • Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure
  • Community Facilities
  • Underground Water Features and Basement Development
  • Aspirational Development Sites
  • Finchley Road.

 These draft policies will be uploaded onto a new Forum website (currently under construction), following completion of the AECOM Health Check and Evidence Base Review, along with the Evidence Base of some 60 reports and documents.

To see Draft Policies as at April 2018  see Neighbourhood Plan & Policies section of Menu








Thank you!

  Thank you to all of those residents who kindly informed and helped  neighbours over the period when we were without water.

Consultation on draft London Plan

Consultation on draft London Plan –
closing date: Friday 2nd March at 5 pm

Dear Redington Frognal Neighbourhood Forum member,

Residents are urged to respond to the GLA’s consultation on the draft London Plan.  The draft London Plan is already a material consideration and will have considerable influence over Camden’s planning policies.

The new London Plan aims to accommodate housing growth of 65,000 new dwellings per annum until 2030.  This compares with the delivery of 44,000 new dwellings in London in 2017. The allocation for Camden is 10,860 new homes over the next ten years.

It is envisaged that 24,500 homes per year will be built at small sites of up to 0.25 hectares, that are capable of accommodating 1 to 25 units.  High density development is expected and boroughs will need to identify locations for tall buildings.  Transport hubs and town centres (eg Hampstead, West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage / Finchley Road) and areas within 800 metres of a tube station will be subject to densification, including building extensions, demolition of existing buildings for redevelopment  and infill development.  Planning permission will be refused for developments that do not clearly maximise housing density.

New developments with good access to public transport will be car-free and, by 2041, it is targeted that 80% of journeys will be made by active transport (walking, cycling and public transport).

Green infrastructure is to be protected, with an aspiration for London’s green cover to be increased from 47% to 50% by 2050.  Major development proposals will need to include urban greening measures (green roofs and walls and nature-based sustainable drainage).

Boroughs will be required to identify and address nature-deficient areas, defined as being more than 1 km walking distance from an accessible Site of Interest for Nature Conservation (such as the former King’s College gardens in Kidderpore Avenue)

Land designated as Metropolitan Open Land, including Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension) is to be protected, but a provision for land swaps is introduced.

Many of these policies have ramifications for the Redington Frognal area and it is important that residents should respond to the London Plan Consultation by 5 pm on Friday March 2nd.

Responses can be submitted on line at:

or by email to:  
It is important to write “Draft New London Plan” in the subject line.  You must also provide your name, your email address and your postal address.

Redington Frognal Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a suggested response, which you may wish to adapt.

AGM 7th September 2017

Lovely to see so many of you at this event,.  Thank you so much to JW3 for so kindly hosting the event.

The following Executive were elected: 

Chair:  Rupert Terry 

Vice-Chair: Andrew Parkinson 

Treasurer: Laurence Bard 

Secretary:  Nancy Mayo

Management Committee names are now under the Committee Section of our Menu.


Click and download to view our  Presentation below:

Progress to date presentation for 7.9.17 AGM