As part of the Regulation 14 consultation process, Hertfordshire County Council have responded to the Draft Plan proposal.
As part of the Regulation 14 consultation process, Hertsmere Borough Council have responded to the Draft Plan proposal.
The final stages of the Neighbourhood Plan journey :
28th SEPTEMBER – Consultion on the Shenley Plan 1st Draft Pre-Submission Plan Regulation 14 ended
OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER – All Reg. 14 responses will be analysed and a comprehensive summary including a detailed Consultation statement will be prepared. We will also write a Basic Conditions Statement as required by law. Both reports will be put on the Village website, including all consultee letters. In light of all your comments and the input from the statutory consultees appropriate changes will be made to the draft Shenley Plan. There will then be an independent health check service – provided by the government.
25th JANUARY – Regulation 16 – Consultation on amended Draft Plan carried out by Hertsmere Borough Council, our Local Authority.
END FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019 – Final Shenley Plan will be reviewed by an independent Examiner
APRIL/MAY 2019 – REFERENDUM (if it all goes well)
Delivery, delivery, delivery…PLAN IN PLACE!
On Saturday 14th July we held a Neighbourhood Plan Design Day – Designing the new edge of the village together Design Day #1 at the Methodist Church. The Day was facilitated by Angela Koch of ImaginePlaces Ltd and Robert Sakula of Ash Sakula Architects and hosted by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Over 35 people attended throughout the day with the majority attending the whole day. As Angela said it was a ‘productive, educational and fun’ day and she thanked us for ‘all the great ideas, debate and collaborative building and planting work’. All those who came along had the opportunity to visit a possible development site (the Aecom preferred site shown in our Draft Plan), then using scale maps worked together to come up with a design for a small development encompassing what the group thought should be built including a good mix of types of homes (as you have indicated you want) and a new Shenley Village Centre with a Community café and other community facilities. The end design was really interesting. A big thank you to everyone who took part.
We continue to be very concerned that Hertsmere seem to want to build 9,000 new homes and put a high number of them in Shenley Parish. It was very encouraging that so many residents attended the Hertsmere Planning Department’s new Local Plan’s Issue’s & Options Drop session at Shenley Primary School on 13th November last year. We hope that many have people have made their views known and that Hertsmere listens.
Shenley Neighbourhood Plan is making good progress. The Steering Group and four Working Parties (Housing & Development, Green Belt & Heritage, Amenities & Local Services and Roads, Transport & Parking) have had many meetings since the Launch on 5th April. A big thank you to all participants. Inevitably the holiday season had an effect regarding people’s availability which has meant that over the last 6 weeks it has been more difficult to get sufficient numbers for key meetings so a few have had to be cancelled. Now that most people have had their holidays I am hoping that momentum will increase again such that we will make more progress over the next few months.
I am delighted to report that the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan Launch Meeting held at Shenley Primary School on Wednesday 5th April from 6.30 until 9 pm was a great success. We were expecting 51 people to turn up but the Community was even more supportive than we anticipated – double the number came along! Thank you to everyone who joined us. Your support was much appreciated.
I hope that all who attended now know more about Neighbourhood Planning and what having a Shenley Neighbourhood Plan in place will mean for the Village.