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.

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
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          
Much Hadham 12 August - 30 September 2019 February 2021 11 March - 6 May 2021 Ongoing - -
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

 

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) Updates to Plan

 

Bishop's Stortford - Silverleys and Meads (1st Revision)

 

8 February – 20 April 2021 (1st Revision)

November 2021 Ongoing 29 November 2021 - 24 January 2022

 

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is now undertaking a limited revision of the two Neighbourhood Plans to bring them up to date. The principal changes proposed include:  

  • New sections on Climate Change and the Town Centre
  • Extensive revisions to the sections on Green Infrastructure and Transport
  • Lesser revisions to other sections of the plan including changes so that policies (except site-specific policies) are the same for the whole town.
For more information please visit the Bishop's Stortford Town Council website. 

 

Bishop's Stortford - All Saints, Central, South and Part of Thorley (1st Revision)

 

Ongoing 8 February – 20 April 2021 (1st Revision) November 2021 Ongoing 29 November 2021 - 24 January 2022

 

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 [1MB]
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]
Watton-at-Stone

25 February 2016

Designation Request [168KB]

Watton-at-Stone Parish Council 5 April 2016 Watton-at-Stone- Map [297KB]