Neighbourhood Planning Activity in East Herts

There are a number of Neighbourhood Plans progressing within East Herts. The different Neighbourhood Plans are at varying stages of the process.

Current news

Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan and Hunsdon Area Neighbourhood Plan were ‘made’ (adopted) at the Council meeting on 16 November 2022.

The Watton-at-Stone Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 16 consultation is now underway, and you can comment on the plan until Tuesday 20th December. Details of the Plan and how to comment are available on the Watton-at-Stone Neighbourhood Plan page 

The Kingsmead Neighbourhood Plan consultation closed on Friday 4 November. Details of the Examination stage will be available soon. 

Hertford Heath Neighbourhood Plan - The Council planned to publish the Regulation 16 consultation on 5 September 2022, however this has unfortunately been delayed. Details of the revised consultation dates will be published as soon as possible.

Neighbourhood Plans

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 Planning Activity
Neighbourhood Area Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14) Submission to East Herts (Reg 15) 6 Week Public Consultation (Reg 16) Examination Referendum Adoption
Silverleys and Meads 1st Revision  8 February 2021 - 20 April 2021  November 2021 29 November 2021 - 24 January 2022 March - May 2022 N/A July 2022
All Saints, Central, South and Part of Thorley 1st Revision 8 February 2021 - 20 April 2021  November 2021 29 November 2021 - 24 January 2022 March - May 2022 N/A July 2022
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 8 July 2022 22 September 2022 - 4 November 2022      
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 May - June 2022 15 September 2022 November 2022
Much Hadham 12 August - 30 September 2019 February 2021 11 March - 6 May 2021 October - March 2022 23 June 2022 November 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

Ware

April - June 2022  21 October 2022        
Watton-at-Stone January - March 2022 29 September 2022 9 November 2022 - 20 December 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

The Silverleys and Meads Neighbourhood Plan and the All Saints, Central, South and Parts of Thorley Neighbourhood Plan have both been updated recently. The revisions have now been adopted and the 'Made' plans can be viewed in the table above. Other Neighbourhood Plans that are being updated as part of a review will be listed below.

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.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas
Neighbourhood Area Date of Request Body Submitting Request Designation Agreed Neighbourhood Area Map
Brickendon

22 November 2013

Designation Request 

Brickendon Liberty Parish Council 4 March 2014 Brickendon- Map
Hertingfordbury

19 November 2015

Designation Request [100KB]

Hertingfordbury Parish Council 2 February 2016 Hertingfordbury- Map [3MB]
Little Hadham

3 June 2016

Designation Request [37KB]

Little Hadham Parish Council 6 September 2016 Little Hadham- Map [519KB]
Sawbridgeworth

16 September 2015

Designation Request [153KB]

Sawbridgeworth Town Council 1 December 2015 Sawbridgeworth- Map [3MB]
Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets

18 June 2018

Designation Request [1MB]

Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council & St Margarets Parish Council 11 September 2018 Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets - Map [3MB]
Ware

11 May 2018

Designation Request [264KB]

Ware Town Council 11 September 2018 Ware - Map 2018 [3MB]