Much Hadham

Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan
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) Examination Referendum Adoption
4 June 2015 Much Hadham Parish Council 1 September 2015 12 August - 30 September 2019 9 February 2021 11 March - 6 May 2021 October - March 2022 2021 23 June 2022 -

Current Stage - Referendum

On 22nd April 2022 a decision was made by the Council to proceed to referendum. 

A referendum which poses the following question: “Do you want East Herts District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Much Hadham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” will be held in the parish of Much Hadham.

The Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum (link to election page) is scheduled for Thursday 23 June 2022. 

The specified documents for the referendum can be viewed below (each doc should be linked as relevant to list below): 
-    The Referendum Information Statement;
-    The Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan 2019 - 2033;
-    The Independent examiner’s report;
-    A summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner;
-    A statement by the local planning authority that the plan meets the basic conditions and complies with the relevant legislation;
-    A statement setting out general information on town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum;

Paper copies of these documents are also available for inspection at East Herts District Council, Wallfields Offices, Hertford, SG13 8EQ by appointment. Please call 01279 655261 to arrange. 

Independent Examination

Barrister Timothy Jones, from No.5 Chambers, has been appointed to undertake the independent examination of the Much Hadham Neighbourhood Area Plan. All correspondence between the examiner and East Herts Council will be published below.

Examiner's correspondence
Examination documents Date

The Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan Examination has now concluded:

16 March 2022
The Examiner asked for East Herts Council's views on Policy MH H7, in light of Parish Council's response: 24 February 2022

The Parish Council have responded to the Examiner's questions.

7 February 2022

Following site visits, the Examiner has asked Much Hadham Parish Council some questions:

1 February 2022

Response to Examiner's request for site visit information:

23 November 2021

The Examiner has issued Guidance and Directions:

8 November 2021


Submission to East Herts - Reg 16 Public Consultation

On the 9th February 2021 Much Hadham Parish Council submitted the Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan to East Herts District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

A consultation commenced for a period of 8 weeks from the 11th March - 6th May 2021.

The submission documents can be viewed below:

The Council received 43 responses to this consultation and a summary of the representations can be viewed below:

Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)

Much Hadham Parish Council are consulting on their Draft Neighbourhood Plan between 12 August and 30 September 2019. The Plan will then be submitted to East Herts Council.

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

For more information please see Much Hadham Parish Councils website

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Much Hadham Parish was declared a Neighbourhood Area on the 1 September 2015. The designation request and map defining the area can be viewed below:

Designation Request for Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan

Much Hadham Parish Boundary