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Neighbourhood Planning in London conference, September 21st 2022 (12.30 - 17.30), St John's Waterloo.

Join neighbourhood planners from across London at our first conference since 2019 in the wonderful surroundings of the recently refurbished Grade II* listed St John's Waterloo.

Conference programme


Participant's informal note of meeting


The state of neighbourhood planning in London 2022, June 23rd 2022, 6pm-8pm, online
Join the launch of our latest report and discuss the planning reforms, including proposals for new Neighbourhood Priorities Statements with Tony Burton (Convener, Neighbourhood Planners.London) and Professor Gavin Parker (University of Reading).

Presentation of report - Tony Burton

Presentation on Neighbourhood Priorities Statements - Gavin Parker


London's made neighbourhood plans - learning the lessons, January 11th 2022, 6pm-8pm, online

This event was aimed at those volunteers involved in neighbourhood forums with made plans or which have reached Examination.  Presentation on the two main themes are available:

Delivery of the neighbourhood plan - Isle of DogsFitzrovia West

Managing the neighbourhood forum - South Bank & Waterloo & Central Ealing


Delivering better design and more neighbourhood planning in London, March 16th 2021, 5pm-7pm, online

Local communities are being put "at the heart" of plans to make new development more beautiful and better designed and a new "Office for Place" is being created. Planning policy is being rewritten to make "beauty" a headline objective of planning decisions and a National Model Design Code has been published. This Virtual Gathering explored what this means for neighbourhood planning in London? 

Keynote presentation - Nicholas Boys-Smith, Create Streets & Chair, Transition Board, Interim Office for Place

The event also included an update on neighbourhood planning in the capital from Tony Burton (Convener, Neighbourhood Planners.London) and heard from four neighbourhood forums (Fitzrovia West, Redington Frognal, Camley Street &Isle of Dogs) with plans about to go to referendum. 

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What do the planning reforms mean for neighbourhood planners in London? September 30th 2020, online
The Government has announced far reaching planning reforms but what do they mean for neighbourhood planning? Jen Beresford (MHCLG), Dave Chetwyn (author Roadmap Guide) & Steve Quartermain (former Government Chief Planner) on the Panel.

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Read follow up from MHCLG

Virtual Gathering - June 24th 2020, online
The first virtual gathering of neighbourhood planners in London
How to run a neighbourhood forum - July 24th 2019, Imperial College
Discussion of interim findings from new research by Chris Mountain (student and Forum Chair) into one hundred neighbourhood forums and how they are run.
State of neighbourhood planning in London - June 5th 2019
Launch of the first research into the state of neighbourhood planning in London - see Resources page for reports. Hosted by AHMM.
The new London Plan - what role for neighbourhood planning, 23rd February 2018, hosted by AECOM, Aldgate Tower
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Discussion document - The London Plan: why so little support for neighbourhood planning?
How digital tools can transform neighbourhood planning (with Local Trust), 5th December 2017, Future Cities Catapult
Future of the Government neighbourhood planning support programme, 6th June 2017, Build Studios

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