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Burpham Neighbourhood Forum 2018

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Neighbourhood planning allows local people to produce and review neighbourhood plans and Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood plans contain planning policies that are used to determine planning applications, along with the Council's Local Plan and other considerations. Neighbourhood Development Orders grant up front planning permission for specific developments.

In areas without a parish or town council, neighbourhood planning is led by a neighbourhood forum. Neighbourhood forums are designated by the Council and must meet the conditions set out in the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) as amended, which are:

  1. It must be established for the express purpose of promoting or improving the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the area.
  2. Membership must be open to anyone who lives, works, does business or is an elected councillor in the neighbourhood area.
  3. It must have a minimum of 21 members drawn from the groups listed above.

The Council must consider whether a group wishing to become a forum has secured (or tried to secure) at least one member from each of the groups in point 2 above, whether the membership is drawn from different places in the neighbourhood area and from different sections of the communty, and whether the purpose of the organisation reflects the character of the area.

On 4 February 2013, the Council designated the Burpham Neighbourhood Area following the boundary of Burpham ward, and designated the group named the "Burpham Neighbourhood Forum" as the neighbourhood forum. The forum subsequently produced the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan, which is currently used to help determine planning applications. Under current legislation, forum designations last for five years, meaning the Burpham Neighbourhood Forum ceased to be the designated forum for Bupham on 4 February 2018. The Burpham Neighbourhood Area and the Burpham Neighbourhood Plan are not affected by the expiry of the forum designation.


The Burpham Neighbourhood Forum applied to be designated again as the forum for the Burpham Neighbourhood Area under regulation 8 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. You can find the application below under "Consultation Documents". The Council consulted on the proposal from 19 February to 2 April 2018.

Copies of the representations received can be found below under 'Summary of Results'.

Further information

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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    19 Feb 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    2 Apr 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    03 Apr 2018


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