Highams Park Neighbourhood Plan

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Cabinet decision on the Highams Park Neighbourhood Plan

On Thursday 21 May 2020: Full Council unanimously agreed that the plan should be made
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On Thursday 23 April 2020 Waltham Forest Council’s Cabinet backed that referendum and it now goes to Full Council for final decision.

Referendum on the Highams Park Neighbourhood Plan

To meet the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 a referendum took place on Thursday 5 March 2020 with polling stations open from 7am until 10pm.

The referendum question was:

“Do you want the London Borough of Waltham Forest to use the neighbourhood development plan for the Highams Park Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Of the votes cast, 95.7 per cent voted in favour of adopting the Neighbourhood Plan. The turnout was 21.8 per cent.

The Result

2689  yes votes

120 no votes

7 spoiled ballot papers

Total votes cast 2816

Consultation on the Highams Park Neighbourhood Plan

The Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG) submitted a Draft Neighbourhood Plan to Waltham Forest Council on 14 November 2018.

The Council sought representations on the plan in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) before it is submitted to an independent examination.

This consultation on the submission version of the Highams Park Neighbourhood Plan ran from 7 January 2019 to 18 February 2019.

Background

The Highams Park Planning Group (“HPPG”) is group of local people which was formally constituted by its members on 17 January 2014.

HPPG has the full support of the Council and was initially designated by the Council on 15 July 2014 as the planning group for the Highams Park Area. This designation was renewed by the Council on Monday 8 July 2019.

The Highams Park Planning Group (as the designated Neighbourhood Forum) has prepared the neighbourhood plan for the Highams Park area under the Localism Act of 2011.

The Area that the Plan will cover is the area within the blue boundary on the map and covers parts of four Waltham Forest Council Wards.

Documents

The HPPG submitted the following documents as part of the consultation process on The Draft Neighbourhood Plan:

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  • Waltham Forest Council’s Local Plans Officer, Kelvin Bathie
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