Consultation on an application to re-designate the Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Neighbourhood Forum

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Tell us what you think about Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Neighbourhood Forum’s application to be re-designated

Lambeth Council has received an application to re-designate Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Neighbourhood Forum (KOV) as a neighbourhood planning forum.

A neighbourhood planning forum is a group made up of local people that leads the neighbourhood planning process in their area. Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Neighbourhood Forums are responsible for producing a Neighbourhood Plan ,which may address a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as transport, heritage, housing and employment issues).

KOV were designated by the Council as a neighbourhood planning forum on 13 July 2015. A neighbourhood planning forum designation expires after 5 years and the KOV Neighbourhood Forum expired on 13 July 2020. If KOV are re-designated as a neighbourhood planning forum, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we are seeking your comments on the application for a period of six weeks from 11 January to 22 February 2021.

The application can be viewed online

Comments can be submitted by completing our online survey on the council’s consultation page.

You can also submit comments on the application by emailing

or in writing to:

Lambeth Council, Planning Policy and Strategy, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG.

Comments must be received by 11:59pm on 22 February 2021.

What happens next?

A decision on whether to re-designate the KOV neighbourhood forum will be made by Lambeth Council within 13 weeks of 11 January 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Planning Policy & Strategy Team