Public consultation

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FULL TEXT FOR EACH OF THE DRAFT POLICIES IS AVAILABLE AT:
Draft Policies (October 2018) 


This survey is necessary to comply with the requirement to consult of Regulation 14 of the 2011 Localism Act.  The survey will remain open until 23 January 2019.

The questions are quick and easy to complete and will be important to ascertain levels of support for the neighbourhood plan.

Please complete a questionnaire for each household member aged 18 and over.

Please note our email address: redfrogemail@gmail.com

Thank you for filling out this survey!

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* 1. Policy BD: Building and Design

This policy aims to preserve and enhance the Redington Frognal characteristics by applying design and conservation principles to this green and "picturesque Victorian and Edwardian suburb".

Please note this policy is published in full here:

         BD: Building and Design

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Do you agree with this policy to guide future development of the area?

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* 2. Policy BD 4:  Design codes

In a first for a neighbourhood plan, design codes are included to ensure that new buildings respect existing rooflines, incorporate decoration and detailing, along with front and rear gardens and gaps between buildings (to afford views to rear garden tree corridors).

Please note that the design codes are published in full here:  
        Design Codes

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Do you agree with the introduction of design codes for new development?

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Front garden providing year-round greenery

Front garden providing year-round greenery

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Gap between buildings affording green view from street

Gap between buildings affording green view from street

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Uniform building heights

Uniform building heights

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* 3. Policy BGI:  Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure

The gardens, trees and hedges in Redington Frognal are important for health and wellbeing, as habitat for wildlife, to filter pollutants and for cooling.

The policy aims to preserve gardens and minimise losses of trees, hedges and biodiverse habitat.

Please note this policy is published in full here:
BGI: Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure

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Do you agree with this policy to guide future development of the area?

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Hedges and trees providing a green street scene

Hedges and trees providing a green street scene

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Rear gardens maintained as green space

Rear gardens maintained as green space

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* 4. Policy BGI 5 - Local Green Spaces.

In order to allocate small sites as Local Green Spaces, the Forum are required to show that these areas are "demonstrably special" to the local area and offer a wider community benefit.  

For example, the site could be visible from the street or from windows of nearby flats; it could support various important trees or provide habitat for wildlife; or an area of tranquility in an urban setting; or have historical significance; or it could provide an opportunity for health and well being, exercise or social interaction.

Do you consider any of the sites below to meet any of these criteria?

Further detail for each of these sites is provided in Policy BGI 5, which is available at:
Local Green Spaces


  Supports trees, including mature trees Provides habitat for wildlife (including foraging or commuting) Visible from the street or from windows of nearby flats Provides an area of tranquility in an urban setting Historical significance Promotes health and well being, exercise or social interaction
LGS 1  West Heath Lawn Tennis Club
LGS 2  Kidderpore Reservoir (behind Platt's Lane).  In the event that this site becomes surplus to the needs of Thames Water, the Forum may wish to designate it as a nature reserve.
LGS 3  Tennis courts to the rear of Windsor Court in Platt's Lane
LGS 4  Frognal Lane Gardens.  This is a communal garden, which is designated as a Local Site of Importance for Nature Conservation
LGS 5  Embankment between Platt's Lane and Telegraph Hill with mature / veteran trees.  This was the site of an optical telegraph station constructed by the Admiralty during the Napoleonic wars as a means of communication with the fleet where the beacon was lit to carry the tidings of the Spanish Armada. Additionally, it marked the Anglo-Saxon boundary between Hampstead and Hendon.
LGS 6  The entire lawned and planted area of Studholme Court (on Finchley Road).  This includes many fruit trees and provides a green outlook for Studholme residents.  

The green area and the fruit trees were specified by Marie Studholme, the former actress and singer known for her roles in Victorian and Edwardian musicals.
LGS 7  Rear garden at Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road. This is open to the public
LGS 8  Copse to the rear of 17 Frognal.  This is the last remaining area of woodland behind Finchley Road and has a number of trees with preservation orders (TPOs).  Bats and birds have been recorded there.
LGS 9  Formerly a Site of Interest for Nature Conservation, this is located at the previous King's College campus in Kidderpore Avenue and had formed a green backdrop for properties in Finchely Road.
Although currently a building site, the developer has undertaken to restore and enhance the site's value to nature.

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* 5. For each of the above sites, which the Plan hopes to designate as Local Green Spaces, do you have any comments on the proposed designations?

Please note that further detail is provided for each of these sites at:
Local Green Spaces

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* 6. Policy CF:  Cultural, Leisure, Tertiary Education, Community and GP Facilities

This policy aims to protect existing facilities and develop new facilities, in accordance with residents' interests.  These will be increasingly important as the population expands and also ages.

Please note this policy is published in full here:
CF: Cultural, Leisure, Tertiary Education and Community Facilities


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* 7. Policy DS:  Aspirational Development Sites

Neighbourhood plans are required to be supportive of growth.  To meet this aim, a number of sites, which could potentially support new development, have been identified.

Major potential sites include the rear of Finchley Road retail facades and Hampstead Gate.

Please note that further detail is provided for each of these sites in Policy DS at:
DS: Aspirational Development Sites


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Do you agree with this policy to guide future development of the area?

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* 8. For each of the aspirational development sites below, do you have any comments?

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* 9. Policy FR:  Finchley Road – Residential and Retail Environment.

Formerly, an elegant tree-lined boulevard, Finchley Road's streetscape has become degraded through road widening and loss of greenery.  

The policy is able only to influence the buildings along the east side of Finchley Road.  It aims to ensure that heritage shopfronts are retained and restored, with greening opportunities seized, as they arise.

Please note this policy is published in full here:
FR: Finchley Road - Residential and Retail Environment

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Do you agree with this policy to guide future development of the area?

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* 10. Policy UWF:  Underground Water Features and Basement Excavation

The geology of Redington Frognal is characterised by acquifers, springs and underground streams.  Basement excavation causes irreversible change to water pressures in the ground, generally leads to loss of trees and green space and can exacerbate surface water flooding.

This policy therefore requires developers to carry out screening measures at the earliest possible stage in the application process and provide additional information for Basement Impact Assessments.

Please note this policy is published in full here:
UWF: Underground Water Features and Basement Excavation

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Do you agree with this policy to guide future development of the area?

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* 11. Neighbourhood development policies overall

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Do you support the policies overall to guide future development of the area?

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