Our Objectives

The Ottershaw Neighbourhood Forum (“Forum”) is a neighbourhood forum as defined in the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Localism Act 2011 (‘the Act’). It is a non-profit organisation (“NPO”) and is dedicated to furthering the following objectives:


  • promote social, economic and environmental well-being of the Area,

  • produce a Neighbourhood Plan which reflects the wishes of its community,

  • provide opportunities to influence local decision making,

  • encourage openness and transparency between all organisations about the services and plans for the Area,

  • promote community cohesion,

  • seek to make the area more sustainable, protect the natural environment & the green belt, and maintain green corridors between built areas.

  • maximise benefits to the area arising from envisaged national environmental initiatives embraced by the Green Agenda,

  • seek to make improvements to the street environment,

  • undertake any activities permitted by the relevant Neighbourhood planning provisions of the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations April 2012 and to exercise any powers which attach to the Forum as a designated forum.

  • ensure the Neighbourhood Plan:

    • is in general conformity with the Council’s adopted Local Plan and in due course with the emerging Local Plan,

    • has regard to national planning policy and guidance,

    • contributes to the achievement of sustainable development, including but not limited to renewable and green energy, cycling, walking and public transport.

The Forum generates income through grants, donations or any other appropriate means (Paragraph 6(a) of the Constitution). Any surplus monies upon dissolution are managed in  terms of  paragraph 9(d) of the Constitution.


The Forum is accountable to every person who has invested time, money and faith in the organisation and operates on the basis of trustworthiness, honesty, and openness.

The Ottershaw Neighbourhood Forum is a not-for-profit organisation set up as an Unicorporated Association.

It is a Neighbourhood Forum as defined in the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Localism Act 2011.

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