Lee Forum’s purpose is to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of the neighbourhood.
We are a community interest company made up entirely of local volunteers who work with the local community, local councils and other local and national groups to for example, produce the neighbourhood plan, support and protect our local traders, community facilities and groups and heritage and improve issues such as derelict and empty buildings, flytipping and transport problems.
Membership is free, and open to all who live, work, or have an interest in the area. We are always looking for new committee members so please get in touch if you are interested.
Lee Neighbourhood Plan
2019’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan has since been amended following 2020’s Section 14 Consultation and Health Check. The latest, updated Section 15 Submission Neighbourhood Plan can be read Here and is now ready to be submitted to Lewisham Council and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. To see how it was amended following the Section 14 consultation and health check please read the Consultation Statement Here.
At Section 15 Submission the two councils will review the plan to ensure it is compliant with their own Local Plans. The plan will then be independently and externally examined to ensure its follows the requirements of the Localism Act, reflects local consultation and does not conflict with national and other policies. The plan will then be consulted on locally again (Section 16 Consultation), and following any changes required at each of those stages having been made, be put to a referendum for local people to vote on (organised and run by the two councils). Finally it will be adopted by both councils as part of their planning policies, by which local planning will be guided for the next 10 -15 years.
The Neighbourhood Plan will influence where new homes, shops, community facilities and offices are built by facilitating planning permission for those that best meet the needs of the local community. It will also help protect valued local heritage and character.
Please become a member to ensure you receive all our consultations and updates. New committee members and volunteers are welcomed. Please email us to become involved.