Neighbourhood Planning enables local communities to take ownership of the planning and development in their area.
A community group wanting to achieve Neighbourhood Forum status can apply through the council - read about the conditions that groups need to meet.
The 16 'places of Croydon', identified in the Core Strategy as identified neighbourhoods that will be the areas ideally adopted by prospective Neighbourhood Forums.
Neighbourhood Forums are able to write a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) to set out policies and plans for their area - read about what they should include.
These documents will grant planning permission for specific types of development in a particular area.