Neighbourhood planning gives communities the opportunity to play a stronger role in planning for the neighbourhood where they live and work.
Englefield Green Village Neighbourhood Forum and Area Application Consultation
An application has been received by Runnymede Borough Council for the designation of a Englefield Green Village Neighbourhood Forum and a Englefield Green Village Neighbourhood Area, which are now both the subject of public consultation.
Section 61F(5) of the Planning Act 1990 (as amended) sets out that the Council may designate an organisation or body as a neighbourhood forum if certain conditions have been met, namely:
· The Forum is established for the express purpose of promoting or improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of an area;
· Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the area or is an elected member for that area;
· Membership contains at least a minimum of 21 individuals who live or work in the area or is an elected member for that area;
· It has a written constitution.
Regulation 8 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 sets out the information required to be submitted with an application for forum designation. The Council has checked the information submitted with the Forum application and considers that it is valid. The particulars of the application are set out below:
Name of the Neighbourhood Forum: Englefield Green Village Neighbourhood Forum
Name of the Neighbourhood Area: Englefield Green Village Neighbourhood Area
Map of the Area covered by the Forum
Christine Welsh, 4 Chestnut Drive, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0BJ, email@example.com
A Statement on how the Neighbourhood Forum meets the conditions of Section 61F (5) of the Planning Act 1990 can found in the following document:
Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) sets out that the Council may designate a neighbourhood area only if:
· A relevant body (being a parish council or an organisation or body which is, or is capable of being, designated as a neighbourhood forum) has applied to the authority for an area specified in the application to be designated by the authority as a neighbourhood area.
Regulation 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 sets out the information required to be submitted with an application for a neighbourhood area. The Council has checked the information submitted with the neighbourhood area application and considers that it is valid. The particulars of the application are set out below:
A map which identifies the area to which the area application relates:
A statement explaining why this area is considered appropriate to be designated as a neighbourhood area and a statement that the organisation or body making the area application is a relevant body for the purposes of Section 61G of the 1990 Act can be found in the following documents:
and the constitution
The application for forum and area designation is open to public consultation until 5pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 and representations can be submitted to the Council in writing either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Planning Policy and Strategy team
Runnymede Borough Council
Runnymede Civic Centre
Representations received after this date will not be considered. If the forum is designated no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until the designation expires or is withdrawn.
Neighbourhood Planning in Runnymede
At the current time Runnymede has two established Neighbourhood Forums; Thorpe Neighbourhood Forum and Virginia Water Neighbourhood Forum. Both forums are working to produce their Neighbourhood Plans. More information can be found on the Thorpe Neighbourhood Plan page and the Virginia Water Neighbourhood Plan page.
Help and Support
- National Planning Policy Framework
- Planning Practice Guidance - Neighbourhood Planning
- Locality - Neighbourhood Planning
- Royal Town Planning Institute - Neighbourhood Planning
If you are interested in neighbourhood planning and require further information or assistance please contact the Planning Policy and Strategy team by email at email@example.com or by phone on 01932 425131.