Sources – Neighbourhood Planning

Below are links to various documents and websites which contain more details of Neighbourhood Planning, and how to create a Neighbourhood plan.

There are also links to Maps & reports from HCC,  evidence based documents from NHDC,  documents specific to Baldock and the land to the north of Baldock,  and links to the NHDC Local Plan.

An introduction to neighbourhood planning can be found at.. –

Neighbourhood Planning Information website
– how to create a Plan, etc

Steps 1 to 4,  Make a Poster,  Support  and Case Studies.  Site has downloadable PDFs with more information  – see

My Community – Includes Neighbourhood Planning in a Nutshell, and how to Register an Asset of Community Value. Has a map of current UK Plans and Community Assets

Locality – Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide – with pdf  –  Neighbourhood-planning-roadmap 2016

NHDC Neighbourhood Planning pages, with details of Eleven other NPs in the area –

Bygrave Parish Council – local details and information

Clothall and Luffenhall Parish  – local details and information

Reports and maps produced for HCC (Hertfordshire County Council) by WYG on Nov 11th 2014

1 Feasibility Report of Land North & South of Baldock for housing
map 1 – proposed land to the North & South of Baldock
map 2 – proposed land to the North of Baldock
map 3 – proposed land to the South of Baldock

2 Viability Report of Land North & South of Baldock for housing

NHDC Local Plan Evidence Base Documents

The NHDC Local Plan website includes a link to  the Examination Library , which contains many documents associated with producing the Local Plan, with updated documents in the local-plan-examination-documents .

Some of the documents included below –

Open Space Review Standards Review (2016)

North Herts Playing Pitch Assessment Report (2015)

North Herts Indoor Sports FacilitiesAssessment (2016)

LP Infrastructure Delivery Plan (2016)

North Herts Green Belt Review – Draft July 2016 (1) Pages 1-90  
North Herts Green Belt Review – Draft July 2016-(2) Pages 91-152
(see pages 103-106 & 125 only). Assesses extent to which potential development sites contribute towards the purposes of the Green Belt.

HOU13 – Site Information Matrix (2016)
(relevant sites only)

E4 – North Herts Employment Land Review (2013)
(pages 76-78 & 115-116: assessment of employment sites in Baldock)

Employment Background Paper Sept 2016
(pages 14-15 – justification and assumptions for major new employment site at Baldock)

E1 – North Herts Retail Study (2016)
(pages47-62 & Annex C –   latter contains detailed profile of Baldock town centre, including its strengths and weaknesses).


Documents about Baldock itself

Character_statement – Baldock Conservation Area (2003):

Register_of_buildings_of_local_importance in Baldock (2003):

Baldock_Town_Centre_Strategy (2006):

Map of Baldock town centre,  Conservation area & Listed buildings (2005):

Town Centre Improvements – end of scheme report (undated)

ORD9 – Urban Design assessment SPD July 2011

ORD9a – Urban Design assessment SPD – Appendix 2 Final Plans

Urban design assessment workshop slides (2007): pdf

Documents about development to the north of Baldock

CG4 – Land north of Baldock Landscape Sensitivity Study (2013)

CG3 – Land north of Baldock – Opportunities and Constraints Map (2013)

NHE2 – Heritage Assessment – inpacts of developing to the north of Baldock

NHE8 – BA1 Baldock – Corn Bunting assessment (2016)

NHE9 – BA1 Baldock – Ivel Springs Nature Reserve

A few of the many sites with details of Baldock, Bygrave & Clothall

Visions of Baldock 1801 to 2001

Baldock Info in Wikipedia

British History – the Parish of Baldock

British History – the Parish of Bygrave

British History – the Parish of Clothall

Baldock Tourist Info


Report of the Strategic Director of Planning, Housing & Environment to the Council.
Voted to be sent to the Inspector at the NHDC Council meeting, Tues 11th April 2017

The Report gives an overview of NHDC arguments for the Local Plan.
Appendix 1 lists towards the end (P73), the counts of objections received per area.
For SP14: BA1 Land north of Baldock, there were 284 objections.
Appendix 3 has an interesting diagram at the end re planned development areas.
Appendix 4 has the Local Plan timetable on page 9.

Summary of NHDC Local Plan  Towns, Sites and houses as at 171130.