Proposal to re-designate Highgate Neighbourhood Forum (2023)

The Highgate Neighbourhood Forum has applied to Camden and Haringey Councils to be formally re-designated as a neighbourhood forum, in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) and neighbourhood planning regulations.

This Forum was established in 2012 and redesignated in 2018. Redesignation is being sought because Neighbourhood Forums expire after five years. 

Both Councils are consulting residents and other interested stakeholders on this application.

Read application for renewal 

If the application is agreed by the Councils, the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum can make modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan for the area or prepare a replacement Plan. A neighbourhood plan is a statutory planning document setting out general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood.

Camden and Haringey Councils adopted the current Highgate Neighbourhood Plan in 2017. The designated neighbourhood planning area is shown in the application – no changes to the area are being proposed. 

Copies of the application may be viewed at the following libraries:

  • Pancras Square Library, King’s Cross N1C 4AG
    Open 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm on Sunday
  • Highgate Library, Chester Road N19 5DH
    Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am to 7pm on Thursday, 10am to 4pm on Saturday

Have your say

Any comments should relate to whether the Forum should be designated as a neighbourhood forum for another five years. This consultation does not relate to the adopted Highgate Neighbourhood Plan. 

Comment by email

Email [email protected] 

Comment by post

Planning Policy team,
London Borough of Camden,
Judd Street,

Comments must be received by 23rd June 2023

Adopted Neighbourhood Plan

The Council formally adopted the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan on 11 September 2017.

Key documents (all PDFs)

Stages in the preparation of the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan are set out in the order that they happened below.

Neighbourhood Area and Forum applications

Highgate Neighbourhood Area and Forum were approved on 17 December 2012 by Camden Council and 18 December 2012 by Haringey Council. A public consultation on the Area and Forum applications took place between 21 September and 2 November 2012. 

The Forum was re-designated for another 5 years by Camden Council on 26 March 2018 and Haringey Council on 9 March 2018. The associated consultation took place between 15 January and 26 February 2018.

The 2012 approved applications can be viewed below (all PDFs). They show the area in which the neighbourhood planning powers apply. 

The 2017 forum application can be viewed below:

Plan Submission

The Highgate Neighbourhood Forum submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Haringey and Camden Councils for consultation in September 2016.

Submitted documents (all PDFs):

  • Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA), Basic Conditions Statement and Consultation Statement, available above.

The six week public consultation ended in October 2016. The responses can be found here:

Submission consultation responses (PDF)


Camden and Haringey Councils, with support from the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum, appointed an examiner. Ms Jill Kingaby BSc (Econ) MSc MRTPI was appointed to hold an independent examination on the Neighbourhood Plan. 

Haringey Council and the Forum provided further information to the Examiner. This was to do with Key Site Policy KS3. This site is not within Camden.

The Examiner’s Report was received on 28 February 2017. It confirmed that, subject to modifications being made, the Plan meets the ‘Basic Conditions’ and should proceed to a referendum.


A referendum was held on 6 July 2017. The referendum question was:

“Do you want London Boroughs of Haringey and Camden to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Highgate to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Of the votes cast, 88% supported the Councils using the Plan, 12% voted against. 0.5% of ballot papers were rejected.  The turnout was 18.2%.

Neighbourhood Plan ‘made’ (adopted) 11 September 2017