The Forum is now officially recognised by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council!!
This section will introduce the concept of a neighbourhood plan and provide further updates as the plan develops
First and foremost, it is a local community led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. This is a completely new planning tier introduced by the Locality Bill in 2011.
Neighbourhood plans can influence where new developments are built, what they look like, local employment, transport, environmental protection and heritage. They have become incredibly popular because for the first time in history local people have been given the right to influence the outcome of planning decisions.
We, the local community know best about our Neighbourhood, we are local experts. Why let other people decide what happens to where we live, work, have our businesses. This is our chance to think about what we care about in our local area and what kind of place we want to create, not only for us but for future generations.