Make your views known

East Herts District Council consult residents on the neighbourhood plan

The new consultation now taking place (up to the 10th of September) is a part  of the statutory process under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the consultation period will run for 8 weeks to take account of any disruption caused. All documents relating to the consultation are available online at the East Herts website:
https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/planning-building/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning-activity-east-herts/hertford-bengeo-ward

The comment form is available directly from the link below:
https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/planning-building/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning-activity-east-herts/neighbourhood-plan-online-comment-form

Please take this opportunity to comment on the plan if only to agree with it. It is important that people take part so that the feedback truly reflects opinion in Bengeo.

If you have any questions please do contact us directly on chair@lovebengeo.org.uk

Alternatively visit the Love Bengeo Facebook Group.

Response to Tree Heritage proposals

We have submitted a response to the planning application for six new detached homes on the site of the Tree Heritage nursery in North Road between Hertford and Waterford.

The site falls within the boundary of the Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan and is in close proximity to Waterford Marsh and the Waterford Heath Nature
Reserve.

» Read our full response

Bircherley Green Response

We have submitted a response to the planning application by Chase New Homes for the mixed-use redevelopment of Bircherley Green in the town centre, including up to 4,694 sqm of retail floorspace, an 86-bed hotel and 70 residential flats.

We generally welcome the proposed development which will hopefully provide long term benefits for residents and visitors

Read our full response

Draft Plan submitted


Today, Hertford Town Council submitted the updated Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Draft – Regulation 15) to EHDC. The Consultation Statement and Basic Conditions Statement were also submitted.

The Plan will now go through an EHDC consultation (Regulation 16) followed by an independent examination. Final revisions to the Plan may be required before a public referendum.

Separately, consultation responses are being submitted on the the County Council’s Rail Strategy, the District Council’s Affordable Homes consultations and the County Council’s Sustainable Travel Town programme. We have also met with a HCC Rights of Way officials to discuss local foot and cycle paths, and are meeting EHDC officials to discuss our proposal for a community garden.

Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan Submission Draft (Regulation 15)

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement