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Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan

Environmental screening – October 2019

The council has started a screening exercise to determine whether the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan (‘the Basic Plan’) requires a full Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessment.

It has concluded that full assessments are not needed at this stage. Should any major changes be made to the plan, or new policies be introduced, the plan may need to be screened again to determine whether this is still the case. The reasons for the council’s decision are set out in the following documents:

Regulation 14 consultation – July to September 2020

On 20 July 2020, the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Forum launched a Regulation 14 public consultation on the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan. This is the first stage of consultation on a neighbourhood plan, and is organised by the Neighbourhood Forum – responses should be sent directly to the Forum, not to the council.

For more information, please visit the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Forum website.


The application to designate a Neighbourhood Planning Area and Forum for Spitalfields were approved by the Mayor in Cabinet on Tuesday 5 April 2016. The Spitalfields Neighbourhood Planning Area was designated as a Neighbourhood Business Planning Area.

Please note, Cabinet, in line with the requirements of all the relevant legislation, made a minor amendment to the area as applied for.

As such the approved Area, differs from the Area applied for.

Application process and documents

The council began the determination of the following application on Monday 1 December 2014 with a six-week consultation following between Monday 5 January 2015 and Monday 16 February 2015.

The area and forum were considered by Cabinet on 1 December 2015, and the decisions to determine the Area and Forum were postponed to enable further clarification regarding the consultation responses. 

Application documents

Contact details

Email: info@spitalfieldsforum.org.uk
Website: Spitalfields Forum