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Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Forum

Designation of Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Area

At the meeting of the Executive Committee on 28 January 2013, it was resolved that an area be designated as the Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Area. The Decision Notice and designated Area are available to view here.

For more information on Neighbourhood Planning, please click here.

Application for the Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Forum 

An application was made to the Council on 16 July 2012 by residents in Rickmansworth to be designated as the Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Forum and to designate an area in Rickmansworth as the Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Area.  Following a period of statutory public consultation undertaken during August and September 2012, the applications were considered by the Executive Committee on the 28 January 2013. 

The Executive Committee resolved that ‘the Neighbourhood Area be extended, to include the Rickmansworth County Electoral division with the exception of those minor parts in the Chorleywood Parish Council, and that officers report back to the Forum to take the necessary action.’

Following the designation of the revised Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Area, the proposed Forum was given the opportunity to provide additional information to support their original application to demonstrate that they could satisfy the requirements set out in the Localism Act in regards to the extended Neighbourhood Area.

At the meeting of the Executive Committee on the 24 June 2013, it was resolved that the application for the Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Forum be refused, as it fails to demonstrate that its membership is drawn from different places in the Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Area. The Refusal Statement can be viewed here.

Although we are not accepting any further comments, copies of the applications are available to download below: