Redbourn 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 and identify the infrastructure needed due to new development.
As a result of several community engagement events and projects over the last few years, the Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan working party has identified 4 sites providing residential development of approximately 144 homes. The residential sites are:
- Land to the east of Redbourn at Ver Meadows (approx. 100 homes)
- Land off Blackhorse Lane (11-14 homes)
- Land off Dunstable Road by the Leisure Centre (12 homes )
- Land at the back of Scout farm on Dunstable Road (approximately 18 homes).
One site identified for employment use, off Gaddesden Lane has been discounted now and so this and other issues of parking in the village are being further explored by the working party.
Since the Regulation 14 Pre-Submission Consultation that took place back in January/February 2018, we have been working hard to assemble all the documentation ready to submit the Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan's Regulation 16 to St Albans District Council (SADC) for a public referendum.
Understandably progress and decision making regarding Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan been always been very closely tied up with the development and progression of the St Albans Draft Local Plan. Twice in the last two years their plan has been declared unsound, most recently in February 2020 by the independent inspectors, we now await SADC's intentions for a third attempt.
The view of the Neighbourhood Plan working party has been to wait for the inspector's response to SADC's Local Plan. After now failing twice there has been much discussion by the working party who felt we should carry on and get our Neighbourhood Plan over the finishing line.
Before we get to submitting a Regulation 16 to SADC, which we have pencilled in for Spring 2021, we felt we should review the plan again, as it has been a while since this was put together. As well as taking a look at potential new issues that have arisen over the last couple of years, that are important to our community and these will now be considered and potentially included in this document such as environment:
- Leisure & Well Being
- High Street & Business
- Non-Policy Actions
- Revisit the four development sites proposed.
- Visions and Objectives
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