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Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan

SADC Regulation 16 Consultation has finished, the Draft Plan is now with the Examiner, and we are looking forward to receiving their initial report.

Once the Examiner has issued the final report (likely to be early 2023) the Plan can proceed to Referendum, where you can have your vote. This will hopefully be no later than May 2023.

In the meantime, you can familiarise yourself with the draft Plan and supporting documents by clicking on the links below.

Hard copies are also available at:

Redbourn Parish Centre Mon-Thurs 10-2pm and Friday 10-1pm. Appointments can be made outside of these hours email or call 01582 794832


Redbourn Library Mon-Weds 2-5pm, Thurs 9.30am - 12.30pm, Fri 9.30am-12.30pm and 2-5pm, and Sat 9.30-12.30pm

SADC are asking for feedback ideally online, but if you'd prefer you can respond by email or post. They will publish your name (organisation if applicable) and comments online, but no other contact details.

Please return your comments to the Spatial Planning Team by 5pm on Friday 9 September 2022:

If you have any queries about this Publicising a Plan Proposal stage, you can contact us the deputy clerk: or for contact with an officer at SADC by using the NP email address above.

What happens next?

Any comments made during publication of the plan will be passed directly to an independent examiner whose role it is to assess the plan and consider whether it meets the basic conditions and other legal requirements.

If successful at the examination stage, with modifications if necessary, then SADC will arrange for a neighbourhood plan referendum. If there is a majority yes vote, then our neighbourhood plan is made which will affect what can be built and where in Redbourn Parish up until 2038.

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

Last updated: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:17