North Hertfordshire – New Local Plan Further Consultation :

 

Housing Additional Location Options – July 2013

You may remember that earlier in the year we consulted on the “Housing Options Growth Levels and Locations 2011 – 2031” paper. We received over 9,000 individual representations from over 2,100 people and organisations. Those representations are now available to view on our website, www.north-herts.gov.uk/housingoptions.

A number of those representations suggested additional sites which could be considered as possible development sites for inclusion in the new Local Plan. Before we make any decisions about which sites should be allocated for development we are now going to consult on these additional 32 pieces of land. The largest sites are:

  • land to the north of Baldock (adjoining parcels of land previously consulted on);
  • land to the east of Luton (adjoining the strategic site east of Luton previously consulted on); and
  • land between Little Wymondley, Todds Green and Stevenage.

 

We also received suggestions for significant changes to the extent of some sites, notably including the strategic sites at south west Hitchin and north east Stevenage and a site in Little Wymondley.

Please note that at this stage we are only asking for comments on these new sites. We are not seeking representations about any additional sites or for any further comments about the overall housing target for the District.

 

The consultation documents and the background studies can be found on our website, www.north-herts.gov.uk/housingoptions from Friday 5th July 2013.

 

Copies of the documents will be available in all the libraries in the District and the Council Offices during their normal opening hours. In addition copies of the consultation documents will be available at the libraries in Stevenage and Luton. You can also visit us on Facebook, search for “North Hertfordshire Local Plan” or follow us on Twitter.

 

The consultation period for the Housing Additional Location Options paper will run from Friday 5th July through to 5pm on Friday 2nd August 2013. Our preferred method for accepting your comments is by using the website. We have prepared a guide to using the software, a copy of which is enclosed. You can also send your comments electronically to localplans@north-herts.gov.uk or by post to Strategic Planning and Projects Group, North Hertfordshire District Council, PO Box 480, M33 0DE.

 

During the consultation period we will be holding two drop-in exhibitions. We will have large scale plans of the consultation proposals and the supporting documentation available to view and Officers will be there to answer your questions and explain the proposals.

The programme for the exhibitions is outlined below:

 

Location Date Venue
Little Wymondley Monday 8th July

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wymondley JMI School

Siccut Road, Little Wymondley, SG4 7HN

Baldock Tuesday 16th July 6.30pm to 8.30pm The Knights Templar School

Park Street, Baldock, SG7 6DZ

 

Future consultations – we continually update our mailing list. If you want to receive information on the local plan or would prefer to receive details of future consultations and progress on the local plan by email, please send an email to localplans@north-herts.gov.uk or call us on 01462 – 474531.

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1 Response to North Hertfordshire – New Local Plan Further Consultation :

  1. Albert Sillwood says:

    The meeting at Knights Templar school on Tuesday 16th July mainly presented the amended plans in a large format. They also gave away CDs with details of the amended plans.
    There were lots of questionaires available for completion in the hall.
    The NHDC planning people said they had received over 9,000 individual representations from over 2,100 people and organisations from the April 2013 consultation. However they did say they would appreciate more completed questionaires regarding the revised / expanded plans. People could refer to their original reply.
    A Landscape sensitivity report was available for reading (also available on their website) which mentions the views from Baldock being spoilt by 3500 houses, such as from the Church Tower looking out towards Bygrave.
    It is therefore imperative concerned people complete an additional questionaire (available from Baldock Library) before the Friday August 2nd deadline. (Or click here to download http://www.saveruralbaldock.co.uk/?attachment_id=351)

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