Site updated 2 November 2016
Welcome to the website of the Fortune Green & West Hampstead Neighbourhoood Development Forum (NDF).
News and updates
NEW: 156 West End Lane
The NDF has submitted its objection as part of the re-consultation on the planning application for 156 West End Lane (ref: 2015/6455/P) which can be seen here. Our previous objection, submitted last December, can be seen here. We thank NDF members who have given us their comments - via email, at meetings and in person - which have informed our responses, along with the content of the adopted Neighbourhood Plan. Comments on the planning application are open until Thursday 10th November for anyone who wishes to add their own comments.
The latest NDF Newsletter has been issued. If you want to get a copy by email let us know
The planning application for the Tower Service Station 617 Finchley Road has been submitted to Barnet Council. Feel free to comment. There are already a number of negative comments on its size and glassiness.
Here is the agenda for the meeting on 13 September 2016 and here is the Newsletter of 6 September 2016.
Special General Meeting
A valid request has been received from a group of NDF members to call a Special General Meeting of the Neighbourhood Development Forum. This will take place on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm at West Hampstead Library - all local residents are welcome to attend.
The next regular NDF meeting will be on Wednesday 13th July - at 7.30pm at West Hampstead Library.
We will also have a stall at the Jester Festival .on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.
West Hampstead Underground Station
Today we are publishing the finalised images of our proposals for an upgraded West Hampstead Underground station - with step-free access and a new entrance on the west side of West End Lane.
The plans have been drawn up for the NDF by local architect, Guy Shackle, and with the support of local landowner, Richard Loftus.
The images show how a new station could be constructed and what it could look like in day and night. Click on the pictures to get large versions on a new tab.
We will be using these images to lobby TfL, the GLA, Camden Council and other stakeholders to commit to an upgrade of the station - as a vital part of the West Hampstead Interchange.
The Alliance pub is ACV listed
New system for keeping informed about planning applications AS part of Camden's open data project all current planning applications will be published online in map and list format, updated daily.
Planning applications received in the past 7 days
All current planning applications
NDFs and other interested parties can create views of the data e.g. a map zoomed into their local area, and embed it in their own websites. Camden is planning to include NDF boundaries on the map in the near future. The data can also be re-used via an API for technologically minded people to create apps etc.
The Alliance pub in Mill Lane is up for sale.
While it might be bought by new pub oriented owner there is a strong possibility that it might be bought by a developer who closes it down and tries to convert it all to residential. Many locals think the pub is a great local asset and would be horrified at its loss, even apart from the negative impact on the other Mill Lane shops and cafes. (The current landlord, Michael, is the tenant, not the owner, so don't blame him!)
NDF is going to apply for the pub to be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) which while it can not stop the loss of the pub, does draw a deep line in the sand, and gives the local community the chance to buy and retain it as a pub.
We have set up a survey is to help us prove that the reasons we are giving in the application for the ACV are true. If you know and value the pub, please have a look at the survey and fill as much of it as possible.
The AGM agreed a number of changes to our constitution - the new version can be seen here. Among the changes is the introduction of group membership of the NDF - if your group would like to become a member, please let us know.
We had a lively and interesting workshop on the future of the NDF on 7th December 2015. Comments and ideas will be presented at the AGM on 11 January 2106.NEW: the report prepared by the facilitator is here.
SOME OLD NEWS REPORTS CAN BE FOUND ON www.ndpwesthampstead.org.uk/oldnews.htm
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