A big step forward for our Neighbourhood Plan!

The Kennington, Oval & Vauxhall (KOV) area & Forum have officially been designated for Neighbourhood Planning purposes.

You are invited to a Technical Briefing on planning issues in the KOV area on 28 July at 7.30 pm in the Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk!

Please find below an important message from KOV Forum’s David Boardman who is leading the efforts for the Neighbourhood Plan: “Dear KOV members (and those who would like to join)

I am glad to say that Lambeth Council’s Cabinet agreed on 13 July to designate the KOV area and KOV Forum itself for Neighbourhood Planning purposes. So we now need to gear up for at least a year of energetic consultation and policy development leading to creation of a Neighbourhood Plan, about what we want to see built or not built in our area, what land for employment we want to see released or kept, and what we want to happen to the green and open space we have or could have all around us.

So this is a call for members who can give about six hours time a month (typically two hours public meeting, two hours core group meeting, two hours activity, or some mixture) to volunteer to join our existing core planning group to take this forward. If you are up for this, email us at KOV Forum with an email with the title “NP volunteer [your name]”, and we will create an email user group and give you details of the first gathering of this extended core group, fixed for the evening of Wednesday 9 September.

As a taster, I will be giving a Technical Briefing on planning issues in the KOV area to anyone interested (and not already on holiday!) on 28 July at 7.30 pm in the Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5JT. I will also say a few words about an interactive mapping application, called Commonplace, which we are intending to use to gather a wide range of views about our area. This is now being used by Neighbourhood Forums across the country, and you might like to take a look at the Commonplace website at commonplace.is

I look forward to being snowed under with volunteers…

Kind regards

David Boardman

Chair of the KOV Forum Planning Group

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