The Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan passed referendum, with 94 per cent voting yes. The policies within the neighbourhood plan now form part of Brent's Local Plan and will guide development in the neighbourhood areaalongside other Development Plan policies.
The neighbourhood plan’s overriding aim is 'to create a greener, cleaner, safer Sudbury Town.'
In summary, policies in the plan:
- set design criteria for shopfronts in Sudbury town centre and for the continuation of public realm works
- seeks to protect open spaces and allow the reuse or redevelopment of buildings within Butlers Green and Barham Park, for uses which support the function of the green space
- sets priorities for spending Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy, including public realm improvements
- identifies uses which will be appropriate in Sudbury town centre and support development that strengthens Vale Farm as a regional centre for sports excellence, whilst preserving open space.
Further information is available on the Sudbury Town Residents Association webpage.
On Monday 27 July 2015 Brent Council's Cabinet approved for the Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan to progress to a referendum. The cabinet report forms the council's formal decision statement. The referendum took place on Thursday 10 September 2015.
The neighbourhood plan underwent examination in May 2015. The independent examiners report into the Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan, recommends the plan progress to a referendum subject to a number of modifications.
Publication of the plan
The Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Forum (Sudbury Town Residents’ Association) submitted the Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents to the council on 12 August 2014.
We confirmed we were satisfied the plan and process followed complies with the statutory requirements as set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended). This was confirmed in writing on 5 September 2014.
The draft plan and supporting documents were published for a six week period from 23 October to 3 December 2014. During this period, the documents were available at Vale Farm Sports Centre and Wembley Library at Brent Civic Centre.
They can also be downloaded below:
Preparation of the Plan
The forum undertook a series of consultation events and exercises between May 2012 and March 2014, as outlined in their consultation statement. This included consultation on an options report during November and December 2013, and consultation on the draft neighbourhood plan for a six week period between January and March 2014.
All comments received on the draft neighbourhood plan were taken into account and the plan has been amended.
Neighbourhood Area and Forum Designation
Sudbury Town Residents' Association submitted an application for a neighbourhood area (.pdf, 3.31MB) and to become a neighbourhood forum (.pdf, 37.8kB). The applications were subject to a six week consultation period which ended on 19 October 2012. No comments were received.
On 12 December 2012 we approved the designation of Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area.