Progress to date

  • 21 Feb 2015: Finsbury Park Regeneration Conference 2015
  • 16 Jun 2016: Transport and Connectivity themed event
  • 26 Nov 2016 – Ongoing: Boundary Survey
    • Online
    • Street stalls
    • Door knocking
  • 02 Dec 2016: Notified all relevant ward councillors
  • 16 Jan 2017: Culture and leisure themed event
  • 6 Mach 2017: Meeting with Friends of Finsbury Park Management Committee
  • 8 March 2017: Meeting with Neighbourhood Planning officers from Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils
  • 25 March 2017: Neighbourhood Planning workshop at Finsbury Park Regeneration Conference 2017
  • 17 April 2017: Walkaround of western and southern boundary
  • Ongoing: Open Meetings

What happens next?

Step 1: Defining the boundary and setting up the Neighbourhood Forum (Target May 2017)

  • The first step is to submit two applications to the three local councils:
    • Neighbourhood Area application – Defining the boundary for the Neighbourhood Plan, including justification for the Neighbourhood Area
    • Neighbourhood Forum application – Setting up the group that will receive powers under the Localism Act 2011, including a proposed constitution
  • The Working Group is consulting the community on both of these aspects, before the applications are submitted

Step 2: Preparing the evidence base and drafting planning policy (Target summer 2019)

  • It is important that we build up a robust evidence base to support our policymaking, drawing on existing data sources, our own surveys and observations, and plenty of consultation with the community
  • The Neighbourhood Forum will draft planning policies that respond to the findings from the evidence base
  • We need to draw upon the specialist skills and goodwill of individuals who live and work in the area!

Step 3: Approval and adoption (Target winter 2019)

  • Local residents will be asked to approve the draft Neighbourhood Plan by referendum
  • The Councils will then be asked to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan as a formal planning policy document