Chaired by Trevor Sherling

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The purpose of this sub-committee is:

  • To review all planning applications made to the council relevant to Northwood.
  • To monitor any proposal to develop in the green belt.
  • Where planning applications are not in conformity with the Local Plan, to ensure that formal objection is made.
  • To attend the relevant borough planning meetings.
  • To provide advice and support to neighbours or local groups considering objecting to a planning application.


Many of our members have expressed concern about planning applications in their area, but they are unsure how to find out more or raise an objection.

If you would like to view planning applications online, here is how to do so:

  1. Go to the LBH Home page at
  2. Click on the Quick Link to 'Planning and Building' on the left hand column under 'Services'.
  3. Click on 'Search for Planning Applications' (on left hand side).
  4. Click on 'Search Now'.
  5. Enter an application reference if known, or a house number and road name and choose Northwood Ward.
  6. This will open a window of relevant applications; click on the green reference for details of any particular application.

After your neighbour's planning application - what then?

There are a number of instances when after planning permission has been granted and work has started what you expected to see does not quite match up to what was approved by the Council. This could of course be due to errors on the part of the contractor failing to read the drawings correctly or it could be something altogether more invidious. Whatever the reason, neighbours and other interested parties are advised to keep a close eye on building work as it progresses. If you suspect that the approved plans are not being adhered to it is essential that concerns are reported back to the Council so that these may be investigated. The department which will investigate is the Planning Enforcement Department and the telephone number is 01895 250230.

Residents should not regard this as in any way "snooping" as it could be that the mistake in implementation is a genuine one, and reporting it early could ultimately save the householder concerned money spent to rectify the error. Alternatively, if it is being done intentionally then that is in itself unneighbourly and should be reported.
Equally, if you think a neighbour has breached planning and carried out works without consent then enforcement can be advised. To see the range of potential breaches that the council can investigate:

  1. Go to
  2. In the search box enter ‘planning enforcement’
  3. Go to ‘What we investigate’

 Contact us using this form. Or email direct to the above email address.


The Autumn pre-planning public consultation on TfL's proposals for their Northwood site was held at 65 Green Lane between 29th September and 3rd October 2015. A preliminary summary of the feedback received can be found here.

Many of you will have read the somewhat out-of-date article in the March edition of My Northwood News about the Black Soda bar in Station Approach. These are the facts:-

From Northwood Futures:

Following the summer pre-planning exhibition we have taken the decision to move the second pre-planning exhibition to later in September in order to give the design team more time to produce content.

The exhibition will now be held in 65 Green Lane from Tuesday 29th September to Saturday 3rd October:

Northwood Futures – Public Exhibition – Sharing Feasibility Stage Design Options

Catherine Greig of make:good reports:

In my last update I confirmed that TfL intend to take Vision 2, presented at our public exhibition (as well as online) in January and early February 2015, forward into a planning application before the end of this year. The material exhibited is still available to view online here and a summary of the feedback that we received is available here.

Next Opportunities to Feedback

Following the first phase of Northwood Futures insight gathering TfL has appointed a consultant team who will be preparing initial design responses to these ideas and other project constraints. We have the following opportunities to share these responses: