Hertford - Kingsmead Ward

Date of Designation Request

Body Submitting Request

Designation Agreed

Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)

Submission to East Herts (Reg 15)

6 week Consultation (Reg 16)




18 October 2019

Hertford Town Council

11 February 2020

November - December 2021

8 July 2022

22 Sept - 4 Nov 2022




Current Stage - Public Consultation (Reg16)

On the 8 July 2022 Hertford Town Council submitted the Kingsmead Neighbourhood Plan to East Herts District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

A consultation is now underway for a period of 6 weeks from the 22 September 2022 – 4 November 2022.

Representations must be received by 5pm on Friday 4 November 2022.

The submission documents can be viewed below:

Hard copies of the documents can be viewed at East Herts Council, Hertford Town Council and Hertford Library. Please view the publicity statement for more information.

Representations received under Regulation 16 regarding the plan proposal will be forwarded to an appointed examiner, who will assess the plan proposal and supporting documents against the basic conditions. These basic conditions are:

  • having regard to national policies and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State, it is appropriate to make the neighbourhood development plan;
  • the making of the neighbourhood development plan contributes to the achievement of sustainable development;
  • the making of the neighbourhood development plan is in general conformity with the strategic policies contained in the development plan for the area of the authority (or any part of that area);
  • the making of the neighbourhood development plan does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, EU obligations, and
  • prescribed conditions are met in relation to the neighbourhood development plan and prescribed matters have been complied with in connection with the proposal for the neighbourhood development plan.

Please use the online comment form to make a representation. Alternatively, responses can be emailed to planningpolicy@eastherts.gov.uk or paper copies can be posted to the Council Offices in Hertford only (address below):

Within the comment form, there is the option to be notified of the Local Planning Authorities decision to ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Plan under Regulation 19. That is the decision whether or not to make the Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan for East Herts District. 

Please tick the appropriate box.

Current Stage - Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)

Hertford Town Council is consulting on the Kingsmead draft Neighbourhood Plan between midnight on the 7th November 2021 and midnight on the 20th December 2021. The plan will then be submitted to East Herts Council.
For more information and to view the Regulation 14 Consultation draft please view Kingsmead Neighbourhood Plan website

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Kingsmead Neighbourhood Area, was declared a Neighbourhood Area on the 11 February 2020. The designation request and map defining the area can be viewed below: