Monday December 3rd  7.30 Baldock Community Centre

Cllr David Levett, Executive Member for Planning, Enterprise and Transport will be addressing the Baldock Area Committee with an Update on the Local Plan. 

Baldock, Bygrave and Clothall Planning Group will also make a short presentation about the work they are doing to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the Area

Latest news about housing in Baldock and local area (updated December 2018)…

Over the last year, the Local Plan for North Herts has been examined by an Inspector. This included an opportunity for representations to be heard from the members of the public. SRB took part in these in February and March when Baldock was being discussed.

The Inspector has now issued some suggested ‘main modifications’ to the Plan. These are now on the NHDC website: https://www.north-herts.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/local-plan/local-plan-examination/main-modifications.

North Herts District Council will be holding a 6 week public consultation on these, probably in the New Year.

There are two key points that everyone in Baldock should be aware of

  1. BA1 ( The area North of the Railway) remains in the Plan.
  2. There is a proposal to extend the boundaries of site BA3 (east of Clothall Common) to embrace all of the land up to the Baldock bypass/Royston road interchange – i.e. the area of open space where spoil was deposited following the building of the bypass. This may be in order to add some flexibility to the alignment of the link road, but it opens the door to enable housing to be extended right up to this boundary.

Neighbourhood Planning Group

This website will be kept up to date with basic information about the Plan, but you may also like to look at the website for the Neighbourhood Planning Group, which is compiling  some policies that relate to issues of particular relevance to Baldock and the surrounding villages. With your support, these policies can be ratified by the NHDC and sit alongside the Local Plan when Planning applications are being made.

Please see their website  www.bbplan.co.uk