Walkern 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
7 July 2014 Walkern Parish Council 6 January 2015 January - February 2017 September 2017 5th October 2017 - 16th November 2017 Ongoing Thursday 5th July 2018 July 2018

Current Stage - 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 below:

Independent Examination

Ann Skippers MRTPI has been appointed to undertake the independent examination of the Walkern Neighbourhood Plan. All correspondence between the examiner and East Herts District Council will be published below.

The Walkern Neighbourhood Plan Examination has now concluded. The final Examination Report can be viewed below:

Examination Correspondence
Examination Correspondence Date
Response to Questions of clarification from the Examiner to the Parish Council and EHDC [1MB] 2 February 2018
Questions of clarification from the Examiner [191KB] 25 January 2018
Examination Note 1 [67KB] 16 January 2018

6 Week Public Consultation (Reg. 16)

Walkern Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to East Herts District Council on 7th September 2017. East Herts Council undertook a 6 week public consultation between the 5th October 2017 and 16th November 2017.

The consultation documents can be viewed below:

Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)

Walkern Parish Council consulted on their Draft Neighbourhood Plan between January and February 2017. The Parish Council are now in the process of collating the responses received and amending their Plan as a result of any issues raised through the consultation. The Plan will then be submitted to East Herts Council.

The Regulation 14 Draft Consultation Version can be viewed below:

Neighbourhood Area Designation

The Walkern Neighbourhood Area was declared a Neighbourhood Area on the 6th January 2015. The designation request and map defining the area can be viewed below: