Sudbury Town Residents' Association

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Sudbury Neighbourhood Forum Renewal

Application to renew the Sudbury Neighbourhood Forum

Brent Council has received an application from the Sudbury Town Residents’ Association seeking to renew the status of the Sudbury Neighbourhood Forum in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

The Sudbury Neighbourhood Forum has been designated as the neighbourhood forum for the Sudbury Neighbourhood Area since December 2012. Neighbourhood Forum designations expire after 5 years and this application seeks to renew the Forum’s status.

The application and supporting documents will be consulted on for a 6 week period from 17 October to 28 November 2017. During this period, the application documents will be available to view at Brent Civic Centre and are also available to download.

Representations on the application are invited from residents and other interested stakeholders. All responses must be submitted by 28 November 2017 via the consultation portal or via email to Alternatively representations can be made by post to: Policy and Projects Team, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ.

Please note: If the designation of the Sudbury Neighbourhood Forum is renewed, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

The next steps

After considering all comments received, the Council will publish a statement setting out its decision in relation to renewing the designation of the forum, and its reason for making that decision.


Previous updates


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.