Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum


The Council will be holding a referendum for the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan on 21st June 2018. For details of whether you will be eligible to vote, the referendum question and expense limits, please visit the Council’s elections webpages.

The referendum will ask whether you wish to see the Council use the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan for making planning decisions within the designated neighbourhood area.

Please find the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan – referendum version and associated documents by clicking on the links below (The documents will also be made available for inspection at the Library at 5 Pancras Square, King’s Cross and Keats Community Library, Hampstead during opening hours). Please note that the Information Statement provides background information about the planning process and neighbourhood plans and includes a map of the designated neighbourhood area.

Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum version), PDF

Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum version) Appendices, PDF

The Examiner’s Report, PDF

The Representations made on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan, PDF

The Council’s Decision Statement, PDF

The Information Statement, PDF

Decision Statement

The Council decided on 26th March 2018 to accept all of the Examiner’s recommended modifications to the Plan. It will now proceed to a referendum planned for 21st June 2018.


The Council has received the Report from the Examiner. It considered the representations made during the ‘Submission Draft’ consultation and whether the Plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’. Subject to modifications being made, the Examiner recommends that the Plan should proceed to a referendum.

Examiner’s Report (PDF)

On 17th January 2018 the Council received the following letter from the Examiner about procedural matters for the examination.

Letter from Examiner 17th January (PDF)

Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum provided the following documents for the Examiner to consider during the Examination.

Forum – material for Examiner Part 1 (PDF)

Forum – material for Examiner Part 2 (Transport policies) (PDF)

Forum – assessment of Transport policies against Draft London Plan (PDF)

HNF – revised version of Appendix 2 Character Areas (PDF)

HNF – justification for designation of land at Branch Hill House (PDF)

The Examiner has contacted the Neighbourhood Forum for further information about Policy NE1, specifically regarding the proposal to designate land at Heath Hurst Gardens as a Local Green Space.

Letter to Forum – Local Green Space query (PDF)

Response from Forum about access to Local Green Spaces (PDF)

Submission Draft consultation

A six week consultation on the Submission Draft version of the Neighbourhood Plan ended in December 2017. The representations received during this consultation are available to view below.

Representations to Submission Draft (PDF)

The Submitted documents are as follows:

Submission Draft Plan 2018-2033 (PDF)

The Draft Plan is supported by the following appendices:

Appendix 1 Evidence Base Summary (PDF)

Appendix 2 Character Areas (PDF)

Appendix 3 Master list of designated and non-designated heritage assets (PDF)

Appendix 4 Open Spaces and Biodiversity Corridors (PDF)

Appendix 5 Local Green Spaces Justification (PDF)

Appendix 6 Veteran Trees and Locally important trees (PDF)

Appendix 7 Important views (PDF)

Basic Conditions Statement (PDF)

Consultation Statement (PDF)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening

The Council undertook and SEA screening of the draft Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan. The results of the screening can be downloaded below:

SEA Screening Report (PDF)

Next steps 

The Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan referendum is planned to take place on 21st June 2018 (the referendum documents are set out at the top of this page). If the Plan is approved at referendum, it becomes part of the statutory development plan for the area. The Council will then ‘make’ (adopt) the Plan.

Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum

Find out more about the Forum by visiting their website at Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum website.

Area and Forum Designations

On 7 October 2014 London Borough of Camden approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Area and the Neighbourhood Forum. A public consultation on the Forum and Area applications took place between 12th June to 25th July 2014.

The approved applications can be viewed below and they show the area in which the neighbourhood planning powers apply.

Area and Forum application documents

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