The six-week consultation into the final version of East Herts Council’s District Plan starts today (Nov 3) and runs for six weeks until December 15.
During this final consultation the council is asking whether people think:
- the council has planned for the district’s housing, employment and infrastructure needs
- the District Plan is based on sound evidence
- the proposals can be delivered by 2033
- the District Plan is consistent with national policy and enables sustainable development.
Before responding, people are advised to read a set of FAQs which explain all about the Plan and will guide people as they prepare their comments. Along with all the other documents they can be seen atwww.eastherts.gov.uk/presubmissionDistrictPlan
The Plan’s 25 chapters set out where housing and related infrastructure could go in East Herts up until 2033. It will help to ensure that schools, roads, GP surgeries and other essential facilities are built at the same time as new housing.
Council leader Linda Haysey said: “The pre-submission District Plan sets out our vision, policies and proposals to guide future development and land use in East Herts to ensure that we’re meeting the needs of residents and creating the best conditions for jobs and economic growth.
“We’ve worked closely with our neighbouring councils to consider the cumulative impacts of growth and to plan for strategic infrastructure.”
See the plan
People can see the pre-submission Plan at the council offices, town council offices and in libraries across the district from November 3.
The best way to comment is online at http://consult.eastherts.gov.uk and ensures that you will be kept informed of future stages of plan preparation.
If you have any questions you can call the council on 01279 655261 and ask for the planning policy team or email firstname.lastname@example.org