Venue: Icknield Centre, Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1EF.
Starts on: Monday 13th November 2017 at 9:30am
Note: After the first day, the sessions will start at 9:00am.
Final day in the current schedule: Thursday 1st March, 2018
Please note that the schedule could be revised as the hearings take place, so it’s essential to check with the latest timetable before you attend. here
North Hertfordshire District Council has drafted a Local Plan for Housing in North Hertfordshire through to 2031. We submitted several responses, jointly with Transition Town Letchworth, to the council’s Consultation in Nov.-Dec. 2016.
Planning Inspector Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI has been appointed by the UK Government to examine the draft Plan together with all responses to that consultation. He will run hearing sessions which are currently scheduled for the weeks from mid November to mid December then again from early February to 1st March. His purpose is to decide whether the Plan, along with associated documents presented to him by the council, is basically sound or not. As a distinct question, he will decide at the outset whether the council has applied the Duty to Co-operate in regard to the draft Plan.
The Inspector’s list of Matters and Issues is available: here
You are entitled to attend the hearings so as to observe them. There is also an option to submit a hearing statement on the issues to be discussed, as follows: for issues to be addressed in weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 – by 5.00pm on Friday 3rd November 2017; for weeks 5 and 6 – by 5.00pm on Friday 12th January 2018.
Our aim is that the Local Plan should take full account of long-term sustainability. Our submissions cover the following topics within our overall remit: Building, Economy, Food, Transport, Waste and Water.
NOTE: We do not take a view for or against the proposals for development of particular sites, whether in or around Letchworth Garden City or elsewhere in the district.
You can search all of the representations online here.
Any queries about the examination or any correspondence to the Inspector should be sent to the Programme Officer:
Louise St John Howe, PO Services, PO Box 10965, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 3BF
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Telephone: 07789 486419