GLRA is a registered community group, the views of the residents are being taken into account by the City, however should GLRA seek to become a designated Neighbourhood Forum, influencing City policy within the local area.
According to the City of London Corporation, at present there are no "designated Neighbourhood Forum's" within the City.
Neighbourhood Forum status will ensure that the Common Council, and City planners listen to the local concerns.
How to set up a neighbourhood forum
Putting the pieces together
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Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
Planning Aid England, Royal Town Planning Institute, 41 Botolph Lane, London EC3R 8DL
Tel. 020 3206 1880
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