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Neighbourhood Plan

Post Regulation 14 Draft Policies

Our Neighbourhood Development Plan is currently being prepared for Examination. The fifth draft was submitted to Camden for review in 2018 and the Regulation 14 public consultation ran from 28 October 2018 until 23 January 2019. All comments have been addressed and the policies are being redrafted by planning consultants, Urban Vision. Following redrafting, the Plan will be submitted by Camden Council for examination by an independent examiner. The examiner will then consider whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions (statutory tests which all neighbourhood plans must meet) and if it should proceed to a local referendum.

The following information is from August 2019 and is now historic:

As a result of comments received during the Regulation 14 consultation (which ran from 28 October 2018 until 23 January 2019), the policies have been restructured, and a new policy added to preserve Kidderpore Reservoir.

A further Regulation 14 consultation is now under way, running from  24 June until 5 August 2019.

The revised Plan (June 2019) is available to view here:
RF11_Draft RedFrog Neighbourhood Plan (revised) – further Reg 14 consultation

You can read about each of the Draft Policies here, and information on our Vision & Objectives can be found via the link.

Consultation Statement

The statement outlining ways in which the Forum have consulted with the community is available here:
Consultation Statement, 21.11.18

Basic Conditions

This document sets out the Basic Conditions which the plan needs to fulfil in order to satisfy the requirements set out in legislation and to pass independent examination.

The basic conditions to be met by a Draft Neighbourhood Plan are set out in Paragraph 8 (1) (a) (2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (inserted by the Localism Act 2011):
Basic Conditions Statement-141119

Draft Policies Feedback

A very good level of feedback was received from the consultation. Completed online surveys were submitted by 74 respondents, in addition to stakeholder letters received from Historic England, Thames Water, the GLA, Camden Council and TfL.

Online respondents had been asked to score their agreement with the draft policies on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 denotes disagree, 2 don’t know, 3 agree and 4 agree strongly. Responses showed a very high level of support among residents for all policies.

All comments have been addressed and the policies are being redrafted by planning consultants, Urban Vision. Following redrafting, the Plan will be submitted by Camden Council for examination by an independent examiner. The examiner will then consider whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions (statutory tests which all neighbourhood plans must meet) and if it should proceed to a local referendum.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan for?

A Neighbourhood Plan gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. It will give us the opportunity to:

  • choose where we want new houses, offices and buildings to be built
  • have a say on what buildings should look like
  • have a say on what infrastructure we need
  • have a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure we get the right type of development.

Policies have been developed with input from residents, from the initial draft policies survey (March 2014), which led to the Vision and Objectives, followed by informal policies feedback and, most recently, the Regulation 14 consultation.

Our priority has been to produce a Neighbourhood Plan with as many local people and businesses involved as possible. If it is approved in a local referendum then it becomes official planning policy, sitting alongside Camden’s Local Plan, which must be taken into account when considering planning applications in the area. The Neighbourhood Plan can:

  • take up other issues to promote and enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of the area
  • inform the way Camden spends some of the money it receives from developers (through something called the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL).

In summary it is all about YOU having more say about what happens in your local area!

The RedFrog Neighbourhood area includes the following streets (in whole or in part):

Arkwright Road (between Finchley Road and Ellerdale Road)
Bracknell Gardens
Bracknell Way
Briardale Gardens
Chesterford Gardens
Clorane Gardens
Croft Way
Ferncroft Avenue
Finchley Road (eastern side between Frognal and Briardale Gardens)
Frognal (between Finchley Road and Frognal Lane)
Frognal Close
Frognal Lane
Greenaway Gardens
Hampstead Gate
Heath Drive
Hollycroft Avenue
Kidderpore Avenue
Kidderpore Gardens
Langland Gardens
Lindfield Gardens
Oakhill Avenue
Platt’s Lane
Redington Gardens
Redington Road
Rosecroft Avenue
Studholme Court
Templewood Avenue
Templewood Gardens
West Heath Road

This map may help identify if your household is within the area:

RedFrog Boundary