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 November 2022

Adoption Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan has been formally ‘made’ (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: Much Hadham Neighbourhood Plan. The decision statement is available here.

Referendum results

On 23 June 2022, the Neighbourhood Plan for Much Hadham Referendum took place. The Neighbourhood Plan has been voted on and approved by the residents of the Parish. With a turnout of 28.4%, there was an overall 'yes' vote of 372 (80.2%), votes against 92 (19.8%). 

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