Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan
Pre-Submission Regulation 14 Consultation
Many thanks to all who previously provided ideas for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan. We have used your thoughts to prepare a draft Plan, the purpose of which is to enhance the built and natural environment within Redbourn.
We are now at the Regulation 14 stage which requires that the proposed plan be the subject of a 6-week (minimum) consultation before it is submitted to the local authority for independent examination.
The Plan includes includes policies which will help shape future development up to 2038, focusing on sustainable design, housing, local heritage, local facilities, and protecting local green spaces. You will see we have designated 10 local green spaces in Redbourn. Local Green Space designation is a way to provide special protection against development for green areas of particular significance to a local community.
It is really important that residents engage with this process as, whilst we currently do not have any housing sites due to all potential development areas being on Green Belt land, we need your help to provide evidence as to why our green spaces should be designated so and protected.
Please familiarise yourself with the draft Plan and supporting documents by clicking on the links below, then complete the online form to tell the local authority, St Albans District Council, what you think about the Plan policies and why you feel the designated green spaces are important to you in terms of their beauty, their historic significance, their richness of biodiversity and wildlife etc in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) explained in the questionnaire.
The consultation lasts 8 weeks from 1st December 2021 until 25th January 2022.
Hard copies of all the documents are also available for you to view at Redbourn Village Hall and Redbourn Parish Centre along with copies of the questionnaire if you would prefer to complete it in paper form.
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please return paper questionnaires to Redbourn Parish Centre by 5pm on 25th January 2022.
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We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide this important information, time which invested now, will help our community in years to come.
Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Consultation: Feedback Form
Please complete this online form to tell us your views on the draft Plan.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led document which shapes and influences future growth and development in an area. It allows local people to have a say over where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, provides the ability to protect green spaces, influence design so developments are of a high quality and identify the infrastructure needed.
History of Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan
Between 2014 and 2018 Redbourn Parish Council made concerted efforts to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan and identify sites for development, led by a steering group comprising of parish councillors and residents of Redbourn. However, work was hindered by delays in the new Local Plan that St Albans was preparing. The Local Plan has now been withdrawn which means there will be no up to date policies for Redbourn which can be used to inform and determine planning applications for development and the sites cannot progress because they are in green belt. It is important therefore to prepare a Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan to fill this policy gap.
Agendas and Minutes
Issues discussed and decisions made at Neighbourhood Plan meetings are recorded in agenda's and minutes which can be found in our council Meetings Calendar. Here you will find all papers associated with each meeting linked to the calendar entry.
Alternatively all of our documents are stored in our document management system (DMS) so you can also view our agendas and minutes this way too. You can set the filter to select documents of interest.
Neighbourhood Plan Terms of Reference
To find out more about what the Neighbourhood Plan working party is responsible for click on the terms of reference document below