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Lee Neighbourhood Forum and Area

The Mayor of Lewisham has designated the Lee community group as a neighbourhood forum and a neighbourhood area.

Lee Neighbourhood Plan

Lee Neighbourhood Plan 2021 - 2031 - Adoption Version 

Lee Neighbourhood Plan 2021 - 2031 - Adoption Statement

Lee Neighbourhood area planning referendum

On Thursday 15 February 2024 voters in the Lee Neighbourhood area voted in a referendum to say 'Yes' to the Lee Neighbourhood plan. The turnout was 15.05%.

The question was, "Do you want the London Borough of Lewisham and Royal Borough of Greenwich to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Lee Neighbourhood Area to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

  • 1,866 people voted 'Yes'
  • 260 people voted 'No'

AND I HEREBY DECLARE that the electors voted YES in the referendum and the Lee Neighbourhood Plan has been approved. 

Signed by Jamie Baker, Deputy Counting Officer, Friday 16 February 2024.

The Lee Neighbourhood Area and Forum

The Mayor approved the application to designate the Lee Neighbourhood Area and create the Lee Neighbourhood Forum at the Mayor and Cabinet meeting on 13 January 2016. The Lee Neighbourhood Area can be seen clearly on the map below.

The forum was formally re-designated for a further 5 years on 21 June 2021. 

Lee Neighbourhood Plan examination

The London Borough of Lewisham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich, with agreement from the Lee Neighbourhood Forum has appointed Derek Stebbing BA (Hons) DipEP MRTPI to undertake the examination of the Lee Neighbourhood Plan.   The following documents were submitted as part of the examination:

Lee Neighbourhood Plan submission - Regulation 16 consultation

Lee Neighbourhood Forum has submitted its proposed neighbourhood plan to Lewisham Council and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We're now seeking views and comments on the draft plan from residents, business owners and other interested stakeholders. 

The Council are also inviting comments on the Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) prepared by AECOM (below).

The Regulation 16 consultation on the Lee Neighbourhood plan ran from 11 March 2022 to 6 May 2022.

Responses to the Regulation 16 consultation on the draft Lee Neighbourhood Plan:

Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) screening and habitats regulation assessment (HRA) screening

The Council undertook a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) screening and a habitat regulation assessment (HRA) screening of the draft Lee neighbourhood development plan which was published in July 2021.

The Lee Neighbourhood Area covers parts of both the London Borough of Lewisham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Royal Greenwich Council have also approved the formation of the Lee Neighbourhood Area and Forum in the areas that fall within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Visit the Royal Borough of Greenwich website for further details.

Join the Lee Neighbourhood Forum

The Lee Neighbourhood Forum is the organisation that operates in the Lee Neighbourhood Area. The Lee Forum’s constitution states that: anyone who lives, works or is an elected member within the Lee Neighbourhood Area or anyone with an interest in the Lee Neighbourhood Area, is eligible to become a member of the Lee Neighbourhood Forum.

To join the forum or find out more about its activities, visit the Lee Neighbourhood Forum website.

Application for the re-designation of Lee neighbourhood forum

A local community group in the Lee area has made an application seeking the re-designation of a designation of a neighbourhood forum for Lee neighbourhood forum.

The proposed area covers part of the borough of Lewisham. If the application is approved, no other organisation or body may be designated for that area until this designation expires or is withdrawn.

Information about the application

The supporting document for this application is below. Please note that the list of supporters is not available for inspection by the public for data protection reasons.

This consultation is now closed.