An interesting new community group has been formed – the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum – in response to the Localism Act, which came into force at the end of 2011.
Among other things, the Localism Act introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape planning and development by coming together to prepare neighbourhood plans.
A Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum is up and running. After its first AGM in January, a management committee was elected for one year, which includes Tom Allen from the Transition Kentish Town steering group. Alice Brown from the Transition Kentish Town steering group is an advisor.
Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum constitution
Its task now is to widen and deepen involvement by reaching out to a wide range of residents and organisations, with the long term aim of creating a neighbourhood plan to shape future development of the area. The intention is to build on the place planning work that Camden Council has already been doing in the Kentish Town area in the last two years.