It also provides guidance on how the council will involve developers, landowners, parish councils, community groups and others in the planning process.
Before the draft is agreed, the council is inviting everyone to submit their views in writing by March 12.
The draft Charter is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and once agreed, will have to be taken into consideration as part of the planning process.
Jan Goodeve, executive member for planning and growth, said: “The guidance in this document establishes a consistent approach to the production of masterplans in the Gilston Area. It will help to ensure that development comes forward in a comprehensive and cohesive manner that contributes to the creation of successful and sustainable places.”
You can see the draft charter and information on how to respond online.
Paper copies of the document can be inspected at the council offices at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EQ and at all the town council offices in East Herts – Bishop’s Stortford, Buntingford, Hertford, Sawbridgeworth and Ware.
It’s all available to see at libraries in East Herts and at Harlow Council offices at Harlow Civic Centre.