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 neighbourhoodplanning.org/
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
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 –
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
Urban design assessment workshop slides (2007): pdf
Documents about development to the north of Baldock
A few of the many sites with details of Baldock, Bygrave & Clothall
NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE LOCAL PLAN 2011-2031
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.
* The Local Plan Inspector – Hearings in 2019, 2020 & 2021
NHDC put forward some additional main modifications to the Local Plan relating to Barkway and Site BK3, policy SP9: Design and Sustainability and to the Strategic Housing Policies (Policies SP14 to SP19 inclusive). These sessions were held on Monday 1 Feb 2021 & Tues 2 Feb 2021 and can be viewed on the the NHDC Council’s YouTube channel
Background – In July 2019, the Local Plan Inspector Simon Berkeley asked NHDC for additional comments relating to the 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.
In March 2020, the Inspector announced dates for further NHDC Hearings , these being from Mon 16th Mar to Thurs 26th Mar 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 2020 Corona Virus outbreak, these meetings were posponed by the Inspector, Simon Berkeley on 13th March 2020. See Postponement of Hearing Sessions March 2020 letter to NHDC.
On 16th Aug 20, the Inspector published revised dates ( see email ) for the Local Plan hearing sessions, to be held virtually in September and October 2020. The email included the following documents –
– ED193 Guidance Notes Final 14.8.20
– ED194 Further MIQs 14.8.20
– ED195 Draft NHDC hearings programme & participants Sept_Oct 2020 V1 15..8
In September 2020 these meetings were delayed due to a call for an Extraordinary Council meeting on 8th October 2020, to discuss the number of houses required and the use of green space. On Sunday 11th October 2020, an email was received from the Inspector, saying the hearings would resume on Monday 23rd Nov 2020, and included a timetable (with Attendees) for the meetings.
The hearings will delay the publication of the final NHDC Local Plan.