We are the Charlton (London) Neighbourhood Forum (‘Charlton Forum’ for short), a group of residents and members of the business community who have come together because we care about our community. Anyone that lives and/or works in the area can be a member of Charlton Forum. It’s free to join.

We are working together to improve our environment and have a say in how Charlton develops as a thriving part of Royal Greenwich. Charlton is made up of smaller neighbourhood areas, each with its own character.

Heard enough already? Click ‘Become a Member’ on the top navigation bar above to sign up. Or click here.

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A neighbourhood forum is a group of local people (residents and businesses) who are appointed by the Council to carry out the process of developing a neighbourhood development plan. In addition, the designated neighbourhood forum is automatically consulted on planning applications for the area.

What is a neighbourhood plan?  It is a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. It was launched as part of the Localism Act in 2011, and is increasingly being used by local communities as part of the planning process.

The neighbourhood plan is a document drafted by the neighbourhood forum containing formal planning policies for the area. It must be taken into consideration by the local planning authority (in this instance the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council) when determining planning applications.

The neighbourhood plan must be ratified through a referendum – with a simple majority of registered voters in the designated neighbourhood area. We’re a ways off from this, so please consider getting involved in the forum to help us prepare a plan for Charlton!

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