Neighbourhood Planning Forum and Area Refusal Statement

Name of applicant: Avonmore, Brook Green and Addison Neighbourhood Steering Group

Name of (proposed) neighbourhood forum and area: Avonmore, Brook Green and Addison Neighbourhood Forum and Area

Date of consultation: 17 February to 30 March 2020


Notice is hereby given that the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, pursuant to a decision made on 11 May by its Cabinet, has refused the neighbourhood forum and area application.

Reasons for decision

The council has assessed the applications in accordance with national regulation, the relevant law and guidance. The forum membership is not considered to be drawn from different places in the neighbourhood area concerned and from different sectors of the community in that area. The application to designate a neighbourhood forum therefore fails the statutory requirements for designation.

Without a neighbourhood forum being designated to lead the neighbourhood planning of the area, the area designation alone would serve no purpose. The requirement for a valid application to be made by a relevant body and the important role played by the neighbourhood forum is noted. As a consequence of the decision to refuse the application for the forum, the council also refused the application for the neighbourhood area.

View the decision document.