Neighbourhood Plan Details
Date of Designation Request Body Submitting Request Designation Agreed Reg 14 Draft Consultation Reg 15 Submission to EHC Reg 16 Consultation Examination Referendum Adoption
10 August 2017 Hunsdon Parish Council 29 November 2017 Ongoing November 2021 6 January - 17 February 2022 - - -


Current Stage - Public Consultation (Reg 16)

On the 3 November 2021 Hunsdon Parish Council submitted the Hunsdon 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 6 January 2022 - 17 February 2022.

Representations must be received by 5pm on 17 February 2022.

The submission documents can be viewed below. Should you require an alternative way of inspecting these documents, please call us on 01279 531553. Alternatively hard copies can be viewed by contacting Hunsdon Parish Council.

To view other background information please follow the link to the Evidence Base.

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 or hard 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.

Any representations made should be addressed ‘FAO Policy & Implementation’.

Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)

Hunsdon Parish Council are consulting on their Draft Neighbourhood Plan until 22 March 2021. The Plan will then be submitted to East Herts Council.

For more information, please see The Regulation 14 Consultation Pre-submission Version of the Hunsdon Area Neighbourhood Plan. 

For more information please see Hunsdon Area Neighbourhood Plan website.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Hunsdon Parish was declared a Neighbourhood Area on the 28 November 2017. The designated Neighbourhood Plan Area covers the Parish of Hunsdon although part of the Parish is excluded and forms part of the joint Gilston, Eastwick and Hunsdon Neighbourhood Plan. The designation request and map defining the area can be viewed below: