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Neighbourhood Planning

The Council is very supportive of neighbourhood planning as a process. The Spatial Planning team has met a number of parish and town councils to discuss local priorities and the process of neighbourhood planning in their areas. The Spatial Planning team continues to offer meetings with parish councils and other neighbourhood groups when requested.

Neighbourhood plans must be in general conformity with the strategic policies of the adopted development plan for the local area.

Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan 

 

Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 16 Consultation

Redbourn are writing a new Neighbourhood Plan. It will affect what can be built, and where, up to 2038 in the Redbourn Parish Area. The District Council is inviting comments on the submission version of the Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012.

The period for publicising a Plan Proposal runs for eight weeks and one day between Thursday 14 July 2022 and Friday 9 September 2022.

Details of the Plan Proposal can be found in the following documents below:

Hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan proposal will also be made available to view at the Redbourn Parish Council office and Redbourn Community Library (details shown below):

 

Redbourn Parish Centre, The Park, Redbourn, AL3 7LR

The Parish Council Office is open Monday to Thursday from 10am-2pm and Friday from 10am-1pm. Appointments can be made outside of these hours. Please contact the Parish to make an appointment.

Telephone: 01582 794832

Email: clerk@redbourn-pc.gov.uk

 

Redbourn Community Library, Redbourn Fire Station and Community Library, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, AL3 7BE

Redbourn Community Library is open Monday to Wednesday from 2pm-5pm, Thursday from 9.30am-12.30pm, Friday from 9.30am-5pm and Saturday from 9.30am-12.30pm. N.B. on Fridays, Redbourn Community Library closes between 12.30pm and 2pm.

 

How do I make a representation?

If possible, please respond online.

If you prefer not to comment online, you can respond by e-mail or you can post your comments to us. We will publish your name (organisation if applicable) and comments online, but no other contact details. This applies whether you respond online, by e-mail or by post.

Please return representations to the Spatial Planning Team by 5pm on Friday 9 September 2022:

If you have any queries about this Publicising a Plan Proposal stage, you can contact us using the email address above.

 

What happens next?

At the close of the Publicising a Plan Proposal event, all duly made representations will be considered at examination by the Neighbourhood Plan Inspector.

The deadline for submitting representations is 5pm on Friday 9 September 2022.

Any representations may include a request to be notified of the Local Planning Authority’s decision under regulation 19 in relation to the Neighbourhood Plan.

If you have any queries about this Publicising a Plan Proposal stage, you can contact us using the email address above.

St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan 

'Made' St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Decision, Publication and Modification – Regulations 19, 20 and 30

Following a ‘YES’ vote at referendum on 5 May 2022, the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan was made at Full Council on 20 July 2022. The St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for St Albans City and District.

In accordance with Regulation 19 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, St Albans City and District Council has published the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan decision statement, which is a statement setting out the decision and the Council’s reasons for making that decision. This is available to view at the link below:

In accordance with Regulation 20 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the Council has published the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan. This is available to view at the link below:

In accordance with Regulation 30 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the Council has modified the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan. The Council has published the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Modification Document, which is a document setting out details of the modification. The modification document and a copy of the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan containing the modification are both available to view at the links below:

Hard copies of the decision statement, St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan and modification document are available for inspection at the St Stephen Parish office (details shown below):

St Stephen Parish Council, The Parish Centre, Station Road, Bricket Wood, Herts, AL2 3PJ

The Parish Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12noon. Appointments can be made outside of these hours. Please contact the Parish to make an appointment.

Telephone: 01923 681443

Email: clerk@ststephen-pc.gov.uk

 

Information regarding the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on the 5th May 2022 can be found below;

St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version:

A statement that sets out general information about town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum can be found below:

The decision statement below sets out the decision of St Albans City and District Council on whether the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum and its reasons for its decision:

The Referendum Area Boundary Map can be found below:

Examination Correspondence

The St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for examination. Please see correspondence between the Examiner, the Council and St Stephen Parish Council below:

St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The District Council invited comments on the submission version of St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012. This consultation has now closed. Further information can be found through the link below;

https://stalbans-consult.objective.co.uk/kse/event/36261

Wheathampstead Neighbourhood Plan 

Wheathampstead Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The District Council invited comments on the submission version of the Wheathampstead Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012. Further information can be found through the link below;

https://stalbans-consult.objective.co.uk/kse/event/36454

Examination Correspondence

The Wheathampstead Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for examination. Please see correspondence between the Examiner, the Council and Wheathampstead Parish Council below:

Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan

'Made' Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan 

Following a ‘YES’ vote at referendum on 6 May 2021, the Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan was made at Full Council on 14 July 2021. The Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for St Albans City and District Council.

Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – 6th May 2021

Information regarding the Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on the 6th March 2021 can be found below;

Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version:

A statement that sets out general information about town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum can be found below:

The decision statement below sets out the decision of St Albans City and District Council on whether the Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum and its reasons for its decision:

The Referendum Area Boundary Map can be found below:

A copy of the Examiners report and suggested modifications can be found below:

Summary of regulation 16 consultation responses can be found below

Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

The decision statement below sets out the decision of St Albans City and District Council on whether the Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum and its reasons for its decision.

The examiner’s report and proposed modifications can be found below;

A copy of the Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan submitted for examination can be found below;

The District Council recently invited comments on the submission version of Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012. This consultation has now closed. Further information can be found through the link below;

https://stalbans-consult.objective.co.uk/kse/event/35505

 

Examination Correspondence

The Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted for examination. Please see correspondence between the Examiner, the Council and Sandridge Parish Council below:

Made Neighbourhood Plans

Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan

Following a ‘YES’ vote at referendum on 7 February 2019, the Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan was made at Full Council on 20 February 2019. The Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for St Albans City and District Council.

Browse the Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan document

    Designated Neighbourhood Plan Areas

    Below is a list of Neighbourhood Plan Areas that the Council has designated. The maps of these areas can be found in our Library of Documents

    • Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan Area. On 21 November 2013, St Albans City & District Council's Cabinet approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for Redbourn.

    • Colney Heath Neighbourhood Plan Area. On 27 February 2014, St Albans City & District Council's Cabinet approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for Colney Heath.

    • Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Area. On 24 April 2014, St Albans City & District Council's Cabinet approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for Sandridge.

    • St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan Area. On 23 April 2014, St Albans City & District Council's Cabinet approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for St Stephen.

    • Wheathampstead Neighbourhood Plan Area. On 21 July 2015, St Albans City & District Council’s Cabinet approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for Wheathampstead.

    • Harpenden Town and Harpenden Rural Parish Councils. On the 17th March 2016, St Albans City & District Council’s Cabinet approved the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for Harpenden Town and Harpenden Rural Parish.

    • London Colney Neighbourhood Plan Area. On 25 April 2019, St Albans City & District Council's Cabinet approves the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan Area for London Colney.

    Browse the designated neighbourhood plan areas

    Additional information

    For assistance the Council will keep this website up to date with links to the most relevant websites for advice on neighbourhood planning.

    The Council was successful in its bid for funding through DCLG's Neighbourhood Planning & Local Planning Service Redesign & Capacity Building Pilot Programme for Local Authorities. Using this funding a site allocations guidance document and toolkit has been produced to assist Qualifying Bodies in identifying and allocating development and other sites within their emerging Neighbourhood Plans. The document is available below.

    The Council is also a member of the Look! St Albans 'Our Community Voice on Design' Representatives Group.

    Look! St Albans is a community-led organisation working with the Council and other interested parties, including developers and architects, to achieve a broadly-supported consensus in designing some key city centre buildings and surrounding open spaces, at the outline and full planning application stage.

    Look! St Albans was initially supported by the Prince's Foundation for Building Community through grant funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government 'Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning' programme.

    Look! St Albans website