Neighbourhood planning

What is neighbourhood planning?

Communities can influence the future of their neighbourhood by preparing a neighbourhood plan that sets out the vision for their local area and general planning policies to guide developments.

This page contains information to help communities with neighbourhood planning in Camden. If you have any further questions on neighbourhood planning or are thinking of preparing a neighbourhood plan for your area, please get in touch with us at

Latest neighbourhood planning news

  • The Council has formally agreed the redesignation of the Kentish Town and Highgate Neighbourhood Forums for a further 5 years.
  • The Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan has been approved at a local referendum on 21st June and now forms part of the development plan for the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan. To view the Plan and supporting documents, please see Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan

Advice on preparing neighbourhood plans

For further advice and guidance on neighbourhood planning please visit the following webpage:

Adopted neighbourhood plans 

There are three adopted neighbourhood plans in Camden:

It is intended that the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan will be taken to Cabinet and Council for adoption this Autumn (2018). In line with legislation, the Council will give the Plan full statutory weight following the referendum result.

Approved neighbourhood areas and forums

Our designated neighbourhood area map shows approved areas and forums across the borough.

For information on approved neighbourhood areas and forums, including their application submissions and a detailed plan of their area, please see the links below:

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