* Mon, 30th March, 2020 – BBPlan Committee (virtual) meeting
– Update following the NHDC public Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan, and the latest finance position.
The Local Plan Inspector – has asked NHDC for additional comments
relating to Number of Houses and Green Belt (see Inspectors letter – ED166 LP Inspector letter to NHDC on 9 July 2019 . This letter can be found in the NHDC – local-plan-examination-documents , with the NHDC response.
The dates for the further NHDC Hearings were announced as being from Monday 16th March to Thursday 26th March 2020. They were to be held in the Icknield Centre, Letchworth; the same venue as the previous hearings. The announcement included Guidance Notes and the Schedule for Further Matters, Issues and Questions .
Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, these meetings were posponed by the Inspector, Simon Berkeley on 13th March 2020, until a suitable time in the future. See Postponement of Hearing Sessions March 2020 letter to NHDC.
The postponed hearings were to include –
Matter 25 – new land proposed for BA2, BA3 & BA4 in Baldock. This hearing will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 24th March.
The first weeks hearings include:- Matter 21 – Objective Assessment of Housing Need, Matter 22 – Five Year Housing Supply, Matter 23 – Green Belt Review and Site Selection Process.
The Inspectors hearings will delay the publication of the final NHDC Local Plan.
Meanwhile, we are continuing with the Draft Baldock, Bygrave & Clothall Neighbourhood Plan, with its submission to NHDC for review.
* NHDC have now consulting on the Neighbourhood Plan
The Draft Baldock, Bygrave & Clothall Neighbourhood Plan was accepted at the North Hertfordshire’s Cabinet meeting on Tues 28th January 2020. NHDC put the Plan on their website for Consultation, which started on Wed 12th Feb, and ended on Wed 25th March.
The NHDC Consultation website explains how to make a representation, the criteria that needs to be satisfied, and links to all the documents submitted as part of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The District Council publicised that the plan had been made available for consultation, invited any further views and will appoint a suitably qualified person to conduct an independent examination of the Neighbourhood Plan. We will keep you updated as things move forward.
Mid / late 2020 – Herts County Council (HCC) – possible revised planning application
In January 2018, HCC produced a map of possible Baldock Developments (see Below). It is understood that HCC may produce another revised Map of possible Baldock developments, later in 2020 (depending on the Local Plan hearings and eventual acceptance).
Details of future public meetings to be held during the compilation of the Neighbourhood Plan, will be listed on this page.
* 19 Jan ’18 to 16 Mar ’18 – Herts County Council (HCC) planning applications
Walks around areas of concern / interest.
Further walks may be arranged to walk around other ‘areas of concern’ identified during the Consultation period. Details of the first two walks can be found on the Activities so far page.
Map from NHDC showing the boundary for the –
Baldock, Bygrave & Clothall Neighbourhood Planning area –
the map includes Luffenhall, which is part of Clothall Parish area.
Details about previous BBPlan Activities can be found on the Activities so far page.