Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning is a community-led process. It enables people to help shape development in their local area.

Hounslow Council will collaborate with communities interested in neighbourhood planning to provide appropriate types of support during:

  • the designation of neighbourhood areas
  • establishment of neighbourhood forums
  • development of neighbourhood plans and/or development orders.

We may also provide technical and administrative assistance alongside fulfilling legislative and guidance requirements, such as determining applications for establishing neighbourhood areas and forums, and undertaking statutory consultations.

Neighbourhood Forum and Area Consultation

The London Borough of Hounslow has received an application from Hounslow Town Centre Neighbourhood Forum Group to designate a Hounslow Town Centre Neighbourhood Forum and Hounslow Town Centre Neighbourhood Area in accordance with the provisions set out in the Localism Act 2011. If successfully designated, a Forum can develop a Neighbourhood Plan for their area.

If you would like to make any comments in relation to the proposed designation of the Hounslow Town Centre as a neighbourhood area and neighbourhood forum, please email or send your response to the address below by Monday 27th August 2018.

Please click here  to view the application and consultation.

What's Hounslow process for determining these applications?

Following receipt of a valid application for a neighbourhood area and/or neighbourhood forum, Hounslow must publicly consult on the application materials. This will be for a minimum of 6-weeks. After consultation ends, Hounslow officers review any consultation responses to inform their recommendations, which are set out in reports that are made publicly available.

Cabinet then determine the applications having regard to officers' recommendations and in accordance with national legislation and guidance. Applications need to be considered within 13 weeks following the start of consultation.

Government guidance and support

Legislation and guidance for neighbourhood planning is provided at the national level by:

Government provides support for neighbourhood planning through the My Community website, where information about grants and resources is available.


Current neighbourhood areas

There are three designated neighbourhood areas within the borough, at Butts Farm, Hounslow Town Centre and Osterley.

Information of the neighbourhood areas can be found below:

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us:

By Email:

By Post:

Spatial Planning & Infrastructure Team
Housing, Planning & Communities
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road
​​​​TW3 3EB


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