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Date of Designation RequestBody Submitting RequestDesignation AgreedPre-Submission Consultation (Reg 14)Submission to East Herts (Reg 16)6 week Consultation (Reg 16)ExaminationReferendumAdoption
7 July 2014Walkern Parish Council6 January 2015January - February 2017September 20175th October 2017 - 16th November 2017OngoingThursday 5th July 2018 

Current Stage - Referendum - Thursday 5th July 2018

A referendum will be held on the 5th July 2018 on the Neighbourhood Plan for Walkern Parish. The referendum will ask eligible voters to vote 'Yes' or 'No' to the following question:

Do you want East Hertfordshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Walkern Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

For information on how to vote please see the General Information Statement below:

Walkern Neighbourhood Plan [13MB]

Examiner's Report [347KB]

Information Statement [3MB]

General Information Statement [351KB]

Walkern Decision Statement [315KB]

Summary of Regulation 16 Consultation Responses [108KB]

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 here:  Examination Report - Walkern Neighbourhood Plan [348KB]

Examination CorrespondenceDate
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 consulation 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 here: Walkern Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2033 [7MB]

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:

Designation Request [175KB]  

Map [203KB]