Have your say!
It is your Parish, your future, your plan
Why is the Plan important?
The Neighbourhood Plan will be a set of community-led planning policies about development, regeneration and conservation in Watton-at-Stone, which will form part of the formal planning policy for our village applied by the East Herts District Council.
Having the Plan in place will mean we will have a say at the outset of any planning processes, rather than having to wait until plans are further down the line. Eventually it is expected that the Watton-at-Stone Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside the East Herts District Plan, giving a more detailed level of requirements for those wishing to develop in our particular parish.
This is our chance to influence new housing development and provide new facilities in our parish. The more people who take part in this conversation, the more effective we can be.
The Plan is currently in progress. Once it is completed there will be a six-week consultation on its contents. The Steering Committee will then update the Plan as necessary and will submit it to East Herts District Council, which will hold a further consultation on our draft Plan and submit it to an examiner to check that it meets the relevant statutory requirements.
Assuming the Plan meets the criteria, Watton-at-Stone parishioners will then be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not they would like to adopt the Plan.
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