Neighbourhood Planning Activity in East Herts
A referendum on the Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan is scheduled for 23rd June 2022. Details of the referendum and the neighbourhood plan documents can be viewed here.
The examination of the Hunsdon Neighbourhood Area Plan is underway, view here to follow the examination.
The examinations of the two Bishop’s Stortford Neighbourhood Plan Reviews have concluded. The Examiner’s reports can be viewed on the neighbourhood plan pages below:
The Neighbourhood Plans that are at a more advanced stage are displayed below. Please click the name of the Neighbourhood Area to view further details of the individual Neighbourhood Plan.
|Neighbourhood Area||Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)||Submission to East Herts (Reg 15)||6 Week Public Consultation (Reg 16)||Examination||Referendum||Adoption|
|Bishop's Stortford- Silverleys and Meads||February - March 2014||May 2014||June - July 2014||December 2014||19 March 2015||July 2015|
|Bishop's Stortford- All Saints, Central, South and Part of Thorley||March - April 2016||July 2016||November - December 2016||May 2017||7 September 2017||October 2017|
|Braughing||January - March 2017||September 2017||5 October 2017 - 16 November 2017||March/April 2018||26 July 2018||September 2018|
|Buntingford Community Area||September - October 2015||April 2016||May - June 2016||November 2016||23 March 2017||May 2017|
|Gilston Area||14 September - 26 October 2019||June 2020||21 July - 15 September 2020||October 2020 - February 2021||27 May 2021||July 2021|
|Hertford - Bengeo Ward||15 July - 15 September 2019||February 2020||16 July - 10 September 2020||October - December 2020||6 May 2021||July 2021|
|Hertford - Kingsmead Ward||7 November - 20 December 2021|
|Hertford - Sele Ward||4 February - 24 March 2019||February 2020||16 July - 10 September 2020||October - December 2020||6 May 2021||July 2021|
|Hertford Heath||October - December 2020|
|Hunsdon||February - March 2021||November 2021||6 January - 17 February 2022||9 May 2022 - ongoing|
|Much Hadham||12 August - 30 September 2019||February 2021||11 March - 6 May 2021||October - March 2022||23 June 2022||-|
|Standon||October - December 2016||November 2017||11 January 2018 - 22 February 2018||August 2018 - May 2019||25 July 2019||September 2019|
|Thundridge||17 February - 5 April 2019||October 2019||7 November - 19 December 2019||March - July 2020||6 May 2021||July 2021|
|Walkern||January - February 2017||September 2017||5 October 2017 - 16 November 2017||February 2018||5 July 2018||July 2018|
|May - June 2022|
|Watton-at-Stone||January - March 2022|
Neighbourhood Plan updates
Communities with Made neighbourhood plans can review or ‘modify’ their plans at any time, although it is not compulsory to do so. The nature of any proposed changes or modifications will affect the process that the neighbourhood plan will need to go through when being reviewed. National guidance sets out three types of update or modification which can be made:
- Minor (non-material) modifications to a neighbourhood plan are those which would not materially affect the policies in the plan. These may include correcting errors, such as a reference to a supporting document, and would not require examination or a referendum.
- Material modifications which do not change the nature of the plan would require examination but not a referendum. This might, for example, entail the addition of a design code that builds on a pre-existing design policy, or the addition of a site or sites which, subject to the decision of the independent examiner, are not so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the plan.
- Material modifications which do change the nature of the plan or order would require examination and a referendum. This might, for example, involve allocating significant new sites for development
Below are the adopted Neighbourhood Plans that are now being updated as part of a review.
|Neighbourhood Area||Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)||Submission to East Herts (Reg15)||6 week public consultation (Reg16)||Examination|
8 February – 20 April 2021 (1st Revision)
|November 2021||29 November 2021 - 24 January 2022||
April - May
|Ongoing 8 February – 20 April 2021 (1st Revision)||November 2021||Ongoing 29 November 2021 - 24 January 2022||April - May|
Designated Neighbourhood Areas
Below are the Neighbourhood Areas that have been designated in East Herts. These areas have not yet published a draft of their Neighbourhood Plan and therefore have not reached the Regulation 14 Consultation stage.
|Neighbourhood Area||Date of Request||Body Submitting Request||Designation Agreed||Neighbourhood Area Map|
22 November 2013
|Brickendon Liberty Parish Council||4 March 2014|
19 November 2015
|Hertingfordbury Parish Council||2 February 2016|
3 June 2016
|Little Hadham Parish Council||6 September 2016|
16 September 2015
|Sawbridgeworth Town Council||1 December 2015|
|Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets||
18 June 2018
|Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council & St Margarets Parish Council||11 September 2018|
11 May 2018
|Ware Town Council||11 September 2018|