The Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum

The Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum (HNF) was approved for redesignation as a Neighbourhood Forum and Area on the 26th March 2021 by Brent Council, and formally implemented from 7 April 2021. The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) also confirmed approval on 4 March 2021.

This designation will be in place for a period of 5 years following formal implementation. This takes us through to 7 April 2026, at which point the HNF will need to reapply for Neighbourhood Forum status should they want to continue operating as such.

The successful application for Neighbourhood Forum Status, includes, among other details, a copy of their written constitution, their defined Neighbourhood Area, and contact details as appropriate.

The HNF will continue to support the implementation of the Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan, ensuring that development in the area is to the benefit of the local community.

Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan

The Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum to guide development within the Harlesden Neighbourhood Area, which is located within Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham. The London Borough of Brent and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) are the local planning authorities for the neighbourhood area. The Plan sets out a vision for the neighbourhood area, and contains a number of planning policies and community aspirations to help to achieve this.

Further information on Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum is available on their website at:


A referendum on the Plan was held on 30 May 2019. The turnout was 11%, with 90% voting in favour of the Plan.

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Brent Council adopted the Plan on 30 May 2019. OPDC adopted the Plan on 25 July 2019.