The Highgate Neighbourhood Plan won a big ‘yes’ vote in the referendum held on July 6th , as 88 percent of the 2,361 people who voted backed the plan. Councils are now required to take the Plan into account when making their planning decisions.
The Friends worked closely with the Neighbourhood Forum in drafting the section on the Bowl which stipulates that any development ‘must ensure that the open character of the Bowl is maintained’. Chair of the Friends, Martin Adeney, said “We are delighted that we now have a new level of protection for the Highgate Bowl”.
You can read more on the Plan’s policy for the Bowl on the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum website http://www.Forhighgate.org on pages 72-5.