Hertford - Sele Ward

Hertford Sele Neighbourhood Plan Details

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)




28 January 2016

Hertford Town Council

5 April 2016

4 February - 24 March 2019

February 2020 16 July - 10 September 2020 October - December 2020 6 May 2021

July 2021


Adopted Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan has been formally 'adopted' and will be used as a part of the East Herts Development Plan.
The final version of the Neighbourhood Plan and Policies Map can be viewed here: Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan

Referendum Result

On 6 May 2021, the Neighbourhood Plan for Sele Referendum took place. The Neighbourhood Plan has been voted on and approved by the residents of the Parish. With a turnout of 34.5%, there was an overall 'yes' vote of 1,317 (91.6%), votes against 121 (8.4%). The final votes and overall election results can be found on our Local Elections 2021 Results Page. 

Independent Examination

John Slater BA(Hons) DMS MRTPI has been appointed to undertake the independent examination of the Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan. All correspondence between the examiner and East Herts Council will be published below.

Examination Correspondence
Examination Correspondence* Date

The Sele Neighbourhood Plan Examination has now concluded:

11 January 2021

The Town Council have taken the opportunity to respond to the representations made during the Regulation 16 consultation. Their response can be found below:

28 October 2020

The Town Council have responded to the relevant questions in the Examiner's initial comments. Their response can be found below:

26 October 2020

The District Council have responded to the relevant questions in the Examiner's initial comments. The response can be found below:

26 October 2020

Examiner's initial comments:

8 October 2020

*Note - Documents produced externally by a third party may not meet the WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Guidelines

Submission to East Herts - Reg 16 Public Consultation

On the 28th February 2020 Hertford Town Council submitted the Sele Area Neighbourhood Area Plan to East Herts District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

A consultation will run for a period of 8 weeks form the 16th July - 10th September 2020.

Representations must be received by 5pm on 10th September.

In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic the consultation will run for a period of 8 weeks to account for any disruption caused. Due also to the closure of the Council offices and social distancing measures, we will not be providing hard copies of the consultation documents at viewing points. All of the submission documents are however available to view on our website below, and should you require an alternative way of accessing these documents, please call us on 01279 655261.

The submission documents can be viewed below:

This consultation has now closed. Updates on the examination process will be posted above.

Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)

Hertford Town Council are consulting on their Draft Neighbourhood Plan between 4 February and 24 March 2019. The Plan will then be submitted to East Herts Council.

For more information, please see The Regulation 14 Consultation Draft Version of the Hertford Sele Neighbourhood Plan

For more information please see the Hertford Town Councils Website

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Sele Ward was declared a Neighbourhood Area on the 5 April 2016. The designation request and map defining the area can be viewed below: