Ware 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|
|11 May 2018||Ware Town Council||11 Sept 2018||April-June 2022||31 October 2022||1 December 2022 - 26 January 2023||March 2023 - July 2023||28 September 2023|
On 28 September 2023, the Ware Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place. The Neighbourhood Plan has been voted on and approved by the residents of the Neighbourhood Area. With a turnout of 16.6%, there was an overall 'yes' vote of 2,221 (90.8%) votes against 225 (9.2%). The final votes and overall election results can be found on our Ware Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Page.
On 14th August 2023 a decision was made by East Herts 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 Ware Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” will be held in Ware.
The Ware Neighbourhood Plan Referendum is scheduled for Thursday 28 September 2023.
The specified documents for the referendum can be viewed below:
- The Referendum Information Statement
- The Ware Neighbourhood plan
- 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
Andrew Ashcroft has been appointed to undertake the independent examination of the Ware Neighbourhood Plan. Correspondence is published below.
Independent Examination documents and dates
Examiner’s initial examination note:
|6 April 2023|
Examiner’s Clarification Note:
|14 April 2023|
Ware Town Council’s response:
|12 May 2023|
East Herts District Council’s response:
|12 May 2023|
The Ware Neighbourhood Plan Examination has now concluded:
|12 July 2023|
Public Consultation (Reg16)
On the 31 October 2022 Ware Town Council submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to East Herts District Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
A consultation took place for a period of 8 weeks from the 1 December 2022 – 26 January 2023.
Representations received can be viewed in the Regulation 16 Consultation Document. These were forwarded to the examiner.
The submission documents can be viewed below:
- Ware Neighbourhood Plan
- Consultation Statement
- Basic Conditions Statement
- SEA and HRA Screening Determination
Pre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)
Ware Town Council is consulting on their draft Neighbourhood Plan until the 24th June 2022. The plan will then be submitted to East Herts Council. For more information and to view the Draft Neighbourhood Plan please see the Ware Town Council’s website.
Neighbourhood Area Designation
The Ware Neighbourhood Area includes the entirety of the town council’s boundary, excluding land allocated to the north and east of Ware (WARE2) in the District Plan (2018). It was declared a Neighbourhood Area on the 11 September 2018. The designation request and map defining the area can be viewed below: