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Welcome to the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum

If you live or work in the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum plan area then you are a member of the Forum.  In 2012, some local residents and elected councillors decided to set up the Forum to create the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan.  In 2017 that plan was agreed by a local referendum of registered voters living in the plan area.

We are helping to organise the new Highgate Festival 5 – 10th July with over 25 events for the community, many free. Visit the festival website.

We would love to see you at our two events.

2 – 4pm Saturday 7th July :: Re-imagining Highgate – HNF Community Drawing Workshop
Venue: 10A South Grove (Highgate Society), N6 6BS
What do you think a Highgate of the future needs? Come and add your ideas and drawings to our giant map. You will have help from the AHMM Architects Sketch Club.

7.30 – 9.30 Saturday 7th July :: There is no Planet B – an evening of sustainability talks and discussion
Venue: Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard, N6 5JF

Cocktails and canapes provided. Event organised by OmVed Gardens, HNF, Transition Highgate, Sustainable Living Group Highgate Society.

 

Click here for a report from the AGM.

Spring in Highgate

A message from our Chair about the Forum and upcoming events in the area.

History

Back in January 2012, amenity groups, residents’ organisations and individuals in Highgate, supported by all our Councillors, decided to set up a Forum to make full use of the provisions of the Localism Act.  Later that year, in May, our Inaugural AGM adopted our Constitution and elected our first Committee. On 17 and 18 December, 2012, respectively, Camden and Haringey Councils approved our applications to be a Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum.

Finding out about Highgate

We began by asking people what they thought about our neighbourhood. Check out the Your Views page to find out what Highgate people told us they liked and didn’t like about our area and the Placecheck page to see what we found as we looked at Highgate with fresh eyes. Our Evidence pages give an idea of the other data we have gathered.

Further community engagement and consultation included two Community Planning Workshops, facilitated for us by the Prince’s Foundation. Check out their final report on our work.

The Neighbourhood Plan

Thereafter, our Plan groups analysed and developed the ideas that came in and formulated a Neighbourhood Plan. This includes the planning policies envisaged by the Localism legislation but also takes a much more holistic view of the future of our neighbourhood.

The Highgate Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Camden and Haringey Councils in July 2016 and they appointed an Independent Examiner to check it conformed to national, London and Borough plans. Read the Examiner’s Report.

The Plan was passed by a referendum of local voters on July 6, 2017. It is now part of the Local Authorities’ Local Plans and will govern future planning decisions in Highgate.

This site is a point of information, consultation and a resource for all who are or want to be involved. Explore the site and come back to see how ideas are developing. Please contact us if you live or work in Highgate and would like to be an active part of the Forum or want to know more.

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